Germane vs. Relevant

Germane vs. Relevant — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Germane and Relevant

Germaneadjective

Related to a matter at hand, especially to a subject under discussion.

Relevantadjective

Having a bearing on or connection with the matter at hand.

Germaneadjective

Related to a topic of discussion or consideration.

Relevantadjective

Meaningful or purposeful in current society or culture

thought that the traditional male role of breadwinner was no longer relevant.

Germanenoun

(inorganic chemistry) germanium tetrahydride, GeH4

Relevantadjective

Directly related, connected, or pertinent to a topic.

His mother provided some relevant background information concerning his medical condition.

Germanenoun

Any organic derivative of this compound.

Relevantadjective

Not out of date; current.

Germaneadjective

having close kinship and appropriateness;

he asks questions that are germane and central to the issue

Relevantadjective

having a bearing on or connection with the subject at issue;

the scientist corresponds with colleagues in order to learn about matters relevant to her own research

Relevantadjective

having crucial relevance;

crucial to the caserelevant testimony