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germane

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having to do with the matter at hand
  • My personal opinion isn't germane to our discussion of the facts of the case.
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to the point

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relevant, germane, material, pertinent, apposite, applicable, apropos mean relating to or bearing upon the matter in hand. relevant implies a traceable, significant, logical connection.
    • found material relevant to her case
germane may additionally imply a fitness for or appropriateness to the situation or occasion.
    • a point not germane to the discussion
material implies so close a relationship that it cannot be dispensed with without serious alteration of the case.
    • facts material to the investigation
pertinent stresses a clear and decisive relevance.
    • a pertinent observation
apposite suggests a felicitous relevance.
    • add an apposite quotation to the definition
applicable suggests the fitness of bringing a general rule or principle to bear upon a particular case.
    • the rule is not applicable in this case
apropos suggests being both relevant and opportune.
    • the quip was apropos

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