Germany
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈd͡ʒɜː.mə.nɪ/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈd͡ʒɝ.mə.ni/
Proper noun
  1. (geography) The Central European state formed by West Germany's 1990 absorption of East Germany, with its capital in Berlin.
  2. (geography, historical) The Central European state formed by Prussia in 1871 or its successor states, with their capitals in Berlin.
  3. (geography, historical) A nominal medieval kingdom in Central Europe forming a region of the Carolingian and Holy Roman empires, with various capitals; by extension, the Holy Roman Empire itself, the empire of the Austrian Habsburgs.
  4. (geography, chiefly, historical) The nation of the German people, regardless of their political unification (see usage note).
  5. (countable, geography, historical) West or East Germany or any other German state (see usage note); (in the plural) both, several, or all of these states, taken together.
Synonyms Related terms
  • Germania
  • Deutschland
  • Appendix:Place names in Germany
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