germanic

[ jer-man-ik, -mey-nik ]
/ dʒərˈmæn ɪk, -ˈmeɪ nɪk /
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adjective Chemistry.

of or containing germanium, especially in the tetravalent state.

Origin of germanic

First recorded in 1885–90; german(ium) + -ic

Definition for germanic (2 of 2)

Germanic

[ jer-man-ik ]
/ dʒərˈmæn ɪk /

adjective

of or relating to the Teutons or their languages.
of, relating to, or noting the Germanic branch of languages.

noun

a branch of the Indo-European family of languages including German, Dutch, English, the Scandinavian languages, Afrikaans, Flemish, Frisian, and the extinct Gothic language.
an ancient Indo-European language, the immediate linguistic ancestor of the Germanic languages. Abbreviation: Gmc

Origin of Germanic

From the Latin word Germānicus, dating back to 1625–35. See German, -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for germanic (1 of 2)

germanic

/ (dʒɜːˈmænɪk) /

adjective

of or containing germanium in the tetravalent state

British Dictionary definitions for germanic (2 of 2)

Germanic

/ (dʒɜːˈmænɪk) /

noun

a branch of the Indo-European family of languages that includes English, Dutch, German, the Scandinavian languages, and GothicAbbreviation: Gmc See East Germanic, West Germanic, North Germanic
the unrecorded language from which all of these languages developed; Proto-Germanic

adjective

of, denoting, or relating to this group of languages
of, relating to, or characteristic of Germany, the German language, or any people that speaks a Germanic language
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