What does germane mean?

Definitions for germanedʒərˈmeɪn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. germane(p)(adj)

    relevant and appropriate

    "he asks questions that are germane and central to the issue"


  1. germane(Noun)

    germanium tetrahydride, GeH

  2. germane(Noun)

    Any organic derivative of this compound.

  3. germane(Adjective)

    Related to the topic being discussed or considered.

  4. Origin: Variant form of german, adapted in this sense in allusions to its use in Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Germane(adj)

    literally, near akin; hence, closely allied; appropriate or fitting; relevant

  2. Origin: [See German akin, nearly related.]


  1. Germane

    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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of germane in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of germane in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bill Evanina:

    You don't have to work for the CIA or have access to the most prized information for you to be a target, often times they go for more people with access to information that is more germane to.

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