East Germany
geographical name the German Democratic Republic — see Germany

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • East Germany — GDR redirects here. For other uses, see GDR (disambiguation). This article is about the country that existed from 1949 to 1990. For the historical eastern provinces, see Former eastern territories of Germany. For the modern east of Germany, see… …   Wikipedia

  • East Germany — East German. a former country in central Europe: created in 1949 from the Soviet zone of occupied Germany established in 1945: reunited with West Germany in 1990. 16,340,000; 41,827 sq. mi. (108,333 sq. km.). Cap.: East Berlin. Official name,… …   Universalium

  • East Germany — East′ Ger′many n. geg a former country in central Europe, created in 1949 from the Soviet zone of occupied Germany established in 1945: reunited with West Germany in 1990. 16,340,000; 41,827 sq. mi. (108,333 sq. km) Cap.: East Berlin Official… …   From formal English to slang

  • East Germany — East Ger|ma|ny also the German Democratic Republic a former country in northeast Europe, which in 1990 joined again with West Germany (the Federal Republic of Germany) to become Germany >East German n adj …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • East Germany — /ist ˈdʒɜməni/ (say eest jermuhnee) noun (until 1990) a republic in northern central Europe, on the Baltic Sea, bordered by West Germany, Czechoslovakia and Poland; formed in 1949 in the USSR occupied zone of Germany; granted sovereignty in 1954 …   Australian English dictionary

  • East Germany — noun a republic in north central Europe on the Baltic; established by the Soviet Union in 1954; reunified with West Germany in 1990 • Syn: ↑German Democratic Republic • Instance Hypernyms: ↑European country, ↑European nation • Member Meronyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • East Germany — former country in central Europe which was created by the Russian occupation of Germany in 1945 (reunited with West Germany in 1990) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • East Germany — noun A former country of Europe between 1949 and 1990, officially called the German Democratic Republic (GDR), capital East Berlin. See Also: East German …   Wiktionary

  • East Germany — one time Soviet dominated eastern Germany, German Democratic Republic (1945–1990) …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

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