Definition of Germane

1. Adjective. Relevant and appropriate. "He asks questions that are germane and central to the issue"

Similar to: Relevant
Derivative terms: Germaneness



Definition of Germane

1. a. Literally, near akin; hence, closely allied; appropriate or fitting; relevant.

Definition of Germane

1. Adjective. Related to the topic being discussed or considered. ¹

2. Noun. (inorganic chemistry) germanium tetrahydride, GeH4 ¹

3. Noun. (organic chemistry especially in combination) Any organic derivative of this compound. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Germane

1. relevant [adj] - See also: relevant

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Literary usage of Germane

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1. Constitution, Jefferson's Manual, and Rules of the House of Representatives by Clarence A. Cannon, United States Congress. House, Thomas Jefferson (1919)
"Whether or not an amendment be germane should be judged from the provisions of ... The rule that amendments should be germane applies to amendments reported ..."

2. Constitution, Jefferson's Manual, the Rules of the House of Representatives by United States Congress. House, Thomas Jefferson, United States (1904)
"A paragraph in an appropriation bill changing existing law may be perfected by a germane amendment which also changes existing law. 1—57, Record, pp. ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"(b) The amendment was germane, and did not set forth a new cause of action. 2. Insufficiency of motion for new trial. In so far as any of the grounds of the ..."

4. A Congregational Manual: Theory and Practice, for the Use of Ministers by William Eleazar Barton (1910)
"What Is germane? An amen<lment must be germane to the main question. ... The question "What is germane?" is not always easy to answer. ..."

5. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1904)
"In the opinion of all, a legislative classification of school districts, proceeding on lines germane to the objects and purposes of the law, would serve to ..."

6. Constitution of the United States, Jefferson's Manual, the Rules of the by United States Congress. House, Asher C. Hinds (1905)
"(r) Amendments not germane—Continued. An amendment on the subject of renovated batter was held to be germane to a bill relating to "oleomargarine and other ..."

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