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English Dictionary: germane by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. relevant and appropriate; "he asks questions that are germane and central to the issue"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Germane \Ger*mane"\, a. [See {German} akin, nearly related.]
      Literally, near akin; hence, closely allied; appropriate or
      fitting; relevant.
               The phrase would be more germane to the matter. --Shak.
               [An amendment] must be germane.               --Barclay
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