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Reich

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[ rahyk; German rahykh ]
/ raɪk; German raɪx /
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noun

(with reference to Germany) empire; realm; nation.
the German state, especially during the Nazi period.

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Origin of Reich

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1920–25; <German: kingdom

Definition for Reich (2 of 2)

Reich2
[ rahykh ]
/ raɪx /

noun

Stephen Michael "Steve", born 1936, U.S. composer.
Wil·helm [vil-helm], /ˈvɪl hɛlm/, 1897–1957, Austrian psychoanalyst in the U.S.
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British Dictionary definitions for Reich (1 of 2)

Reich1
/ (raɪk, German raiç) /

noun

the Holy Roman Empire (First Reich)
the Hohenzollern empire from 1871 to 1919 (Second Reich)
the Weimar Republic from 1919 to 1933
the Nazi dictatorship from 1933 to 1945 (Third Reich)

Word Origin for Reich

German: kingdom

British Dictionary definitions for Reich (2 of 2)

Reich2
/ (raɪk, German raiç) /

noun

Steve . born 1936, US composer, whose works are characterized by the repetition and modification of small rhythmic motifs. His works include Drumming (1971), The Desert Music (1984), and City Life (1995)
(German raiç) Wilhelm (ˈvɪlhɛlm). 1897–1957, Austrian psychologist, lived in the US. An ardent socialist and advocate of sexual freedom, he proclaimed a cosmic unity of all energy and built a machine (the orgone accumulator) to concentrate this energy on human beings. His books include The Function of the Orgasm (1927)
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