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Definitions for germane
dʒərˈmeɪnger·mane

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. germane(p)adjective

    relevant and appropriate

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

Wiktionary

  1. germanenoun

    germanium tetrahydride, GeH

  2. germanenoun

    Any organic derivative of this compound.

  3. germaneadjective

    Related to the topic being discussed or considered.

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

Wikipedia

  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. Germane is a group 14 hydride.

ChatGPT

  1. germane

    Germane refers to something that is relevant, applicable, or pertinent to the subject or matter at hand.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Germaneadjective

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

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

Wikidata

  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.

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Numerology

  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

Examples of germane in a Sentence

  1. California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff:

    I'm not sure that Robert Mueller team's germane, for example, for the judge to be asking how much Bob Mueller has spent on the investigation, robert Mueller team's appropriate to ask about the scope of what Bob Mueller is doing, but Bob Mueller is well within the scope of Bob Mueller jurisdiction in charging Paul Manafort and( former national security adviser Michael) Flynn and the others.

  2. 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.

  3. Larry Kudlow:

    He says it was a spoof. That's what he's told me -- I do buy it. I know him ; he's kind of a great sense of humor wiseass kind of guy, what can I tell ya ? I don't think it's germane. I don't think he was making a statement. I think he was making a spoof. Our support is still there, still there.

  4. Jeremy Story:

    They let many speakers who were supportive of Azaiez wander onto non-germane topics in order to attack my faith and character as well as the character of parents throughout the district, apparently it is fine to wander on to non-germane issues as long as you are willing to attack me or others who are exposing these unlawful board members.

  5. Mitch McConnell:

    Let me speak for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, I am opposed to non-germane amendments, whether it's funding for the FBI building or for example whether in the Democratic House bill it's a tax cut for high income earners in blue states or other non-germane amendments in the House bill like marijuana studies or aid to illegal immigrants.

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