a former country in western Europe, between France and East Germany, whose capital city was Bonn. In 1949 Germany was split into two countries: the western part became West Germany or the Federal Republic of Germany, and the eastern part became East Germany or the German Democratic Republic, a communist country. The two countries joined together again in 1990 to become Germany, after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
—West Germannoun, adjective
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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