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Wordnet 3.0


1. relevant and appropriate;
- Example: "he asks questions that are germane and central to the issue"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. --Barclay (Digest). [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

germane adj 1: relevant and appropriate; "he asks questions that are germane and central to the issue"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

47 Moby Thesaurus words for "germane": a propos, ad rem, admissible, affiliated, agnate, akin, allied, appertaining, applicable, applying, apposite, appropriate, apropos, avuncular, belonging, closely related, cognate, collateral, congeneric, consanguine, consanguinean, consanguineous, distantly related, enate, foster, german, in point, involving, kindred, material, matrilateral, matrilineal, matroclinous, novercal, of the blood, patrilateral, patrilineal, patroclinous, pertaining, pertinent, related, relevant, sib, sibling, to the point, to the purpose, uterine