[ pots-dam; for 1 also German pawts-dahm ]
/ ˈpɒts dæm; for 1 also German ˈpɔts dɑm /


a city in and the capital of Brandenburg, in NE Germany, SW of Berlin: formerly the residence of German emperors; wartime conference July–August 1945 of Truman, Stalin, Churchill, and later, Attlee.
a town in N New York.

Definition for potsdam (2 of 2)

[ bran-duh n-burg; German brahn-duh n-boork ]
/ ˈbræn dənˌbɜrg; German ˈbrɑn dənˌbʊərk /


a state in NE central Germany. 10,039 sq. mi. (26,000 sq. km). Capital: Potsdam.
a city in NE Germany.


Bran·den·burg·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for potsdam (1 of 2)

/ (ˈpɒtsdæm, German ˈpɔtsdam) /


a city in Germany, the capital of Brandenburg on the Havel River: residence of Prussian kings and German emperors and scene of the Potsdam Conference of 1945, at which the main Allied powers agreed on a plan to occupy Germany at the end of the Second World War. Pop: 144 979 (2003 est)

British Dictionary definitions for potsdam (2 of 2)

/ (ˈbrændənˌbɜːɡ, German ˈbrandənbʊrk) /


a state in NE Germany, part of East Germany until 1990. A former electorate, it expanded under the Hohenzollerns to become the kingdom of Prussia (1701). The district east of the Oder River became Polish in 1945. Capital: Potsdam. Pop: 2 575 000 (2003 est). Area: 29 481 sq km (11 219 sq miles)
a city in NE Germany: former capital of the Prussian province of Brandenburg. Pop: 75 485 (2003 est)
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