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English definition of “germane”


adjective     /dʒɜːˈmeɪn/ US  /dʒɝː-/ formal
describes ideas or information connected with and important to a particular subject or situation: Her remarks could not have been more germane to the discussion.Suitable and acceptableQuite good, or not very good
(Definition of germane adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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