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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Relevant or pertinent to.

Usage examples (38)
  • In writing the report, use only information that is germane to the main topic.
  • He asks questions that are germane and central to the issue
  • Most germane is its inclusion of uncertainty in any interpretation of reality and the facts.
  • Possibly the spirit of the artist is foreign to you, sir, yet perhaps I may put it in terms germane to your own profession. for more
Tutoring comment
  • That each victim had a "german" (close relative like a sibling or cousin) with connections to the "German" (of Germany) mafia was "germane" (relevant) to the thriller's plot.
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