Friday, August 03, 2001
Definitions for germane
- Appropriate or fitting; relevant.
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Citations for germane
The issue is not germane to the present discussion.
As long as the argument remains germane, he listens attentively, putting on and removing heavy tortoise-shell glasses and leaning across the bench.
Origin of germane
Germane comes from Middle English germain, literally, "having the same parents," ultimately deriving from Latin germanus, from germen, "a bud, a shoot."