Definitions for germanedʒərˈmeɪn
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word germane
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
closely or significantly related; relevant; pertinent:
points germane to the subject.
Obs. closely related.
Origin of germane:
1250–1300; < OF germain; see german
relevant and appropriate
"he asks questions that are germane and central to the issue"
germanium tetrahydride, GeH
Any organic derivative of this compound.
Related to the topic being discussed or considered.
Origin: Variant form of german, adapted in this sense in allusions to its use in Shakespeare's Hamlet.
literally, near akin; hence, closely allied; appropriate or fitting; relevant
Germane is the chemical compound with the formula GeH4, and the germanium analogue of methane. It is the simplest germanium hydride and one of the most useful compounds of germanium. Like the related compounds silane and methane, germane is tetrahedral. It burns in air to produce GeO2 and water.
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