West Germany
Proper noun
  1. (historical, 1949–1990) The Federal Republic of Germany, distinguished from the German Democratic Republic ("East Germany").
  2. (since 1990) The former areas of the Republic during that time, distinguished from the former East German areas.
  3. (historical, uncommon, 1945–1949) A collective name for the British-, French-, and American-occupied zones of Germany, distinguished from the Soviet-occupied zone.
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