germane

  • 1 Germane — Général Nom IUPAC tétrahydrure de germanium Synonymes Hydrure de ger …

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  • 2 Germane — Ger*mane , a. [See {German} akin, nearly related.] Literally, near akin; hence, closely allied; appropriate or fitting; relevant. [1913 Webster] The phrase would be more germane to the matter. Shak. [1913 Webster] [An amendment] must be germane.… …

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  • 3 germane — I adjective accordant, ad fin is, affinitive, allied, applicable, applying to, apposite, appropriate, appurtenant, apropos, apt, associated, bearing upon, belonging to, cognate, concerning, congruent, congruous, connected, correlated,… …

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  • 4 germane — mid 14c., having the same parents, derived from GERMAN (Cf. german) (1); Cf. human/humane, urban/urbane. Main modern sense of closely connected, relevant (c.1600) derives from use in Hamlet Act V, Scene ii: The phrase would bee more Germaine to… …

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  • 5 germane — *relevant, pertinent, material, apposite, applicable, apropos Analogous words: appropriate, fitting, apt, happy, felicitous (see FIT): akin, analogous, comparable, parallel (see LIKE): *related, allied, cognate, kindred Antonyms: foreign… …

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  • 6 germane — [adj] appropriate ad rem, akin, allied, applicable, applicative, applicatory, apposite, apropos, apt, cognate, connected, fitting, kindred, kosher*, legit*, material, on target*, on the button*, on the nose*, pertinent, proper, related, relating …

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  • 7 germane — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relevant to a subject under consideration. ORIGIN Latin germanus genuine, of the same parents …

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  • 8 germane — [jər mān′] adj. [var. of GERMAN] 1. truly relevant; pertinent; to the point 2. Obs. akin; german SYN. RELEVANT …

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  • 9 Germane — Germanium tetrahydride …

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  • 10 germane — adj. germane to (germane to the discussion) * * * [dʒɜː meɪn] germane to (germane to the discussion) …

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  • 11 germane — ger|mane [dʒə:ˈmeın US dʒə:r ] adj formal [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: germanus having the same parents , from germen; GERM] an idea, remark etc that is germane to something is related to it in an important and suitable way = ↑relevant… …

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  • 12 germane — [19] Germane is an alteration of german ‘closely related’ [14], which now survives only in the rather archaic expression cousin german. This came via Old French germain from Latin germānus, which meant ‘of the same race’ (it was a derivative of… …

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  • 13 germane — [[t]ʤɜː(r)me͟ɪn[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ to n Something that is germane to a situation or idea is connected with it in an important way. [FORMAL] ...the suppression of a number of documents which were very germane to the case... Fenton was a good …

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  • 14 germane — adjective formal an idea, remark etc that is germane to something is connected with it in an important and suitable way; relevant (+ to): It s an interesting idea, but not really germane to the main argument. | economic solutions germane to the… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 germane — [19] Germane is an alteration of german ‘closely related’ [14], which now survives only in the rather archaic expression cousin german. This came via Old French germain from Latin germānus, which meant ‘of the same race’ (it was a derivative of… …

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  • 16 Germane — Der Begriff Germane bezeichnet: einen Angehörigen eines germanischen Stammes; siehe Germanen. eine Gruppe von Germaniumverbindungen, siehe Germane (Stoffgruppe). Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit …

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  • 17 germane —  , relevant, material  Germane and relevant are synonymous.  Both indicate a pertinence to the matter under discussion. Material has the additional connotation of being necessary. A material point is one without which an argument would be… …

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  • 18 germane — adjective Etymology: Middle English germain, literally, having the same parents, from Anglo French Date: 14th century 1. obsolete closely akin 2. being at once relevant and appropriate ; fitting < omit details that are not germane to the… …

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  • 19 germane — germanely, adv. germaneness, n. /jeuhr mayn /, adj. 1. closely or significantly related; relevant; pertinent: Please keep your statements germane to the issue. 2. Obs. closely related. [var. of GERMAN] Syn. 1. related, applicable, apposite,… …

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  • 20 germane — 1. adjective /dʒɜː(ɹ)ˈmeɪn,dʒɚˈmeɪn/ Related to the topic being discussed or considered. Yet this much is germane to the present inquiry: Syn: pertinent, relevant, on topic, apt See Also: germanely, germaneness …

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