1. Proper noun.  Country in Central Europe. Official name: Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland).
  2. Proper noun.  (''countable''; hist. 1949-1990) Either of the German states, FRG and GDR. ''The two Germanies exchanged permanent representatives in 1974.''.
  3. Proper noun.  (''countable''; hist. pre-1871) Any of the German states. ''Melton’s useful new book traces the explosion of public institutions in eighteenth-century England, France and the Germanies.''.

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