adjective Chemistry.

  1. of or containing germanium, especially in the tetravalent state.


  1. of or relating to the Teutons or their languages.
  2. German.
  3. of, relating to, or noting the Germanic branch of languages.


  1. a branch of the Indo-European family of languages including German, Dutch, English, the Scandinavian languages, Afrikaans, Flemish, Frisian, and the extinct Gothic language.
  2. Proto-Germanic(def 1).
  3. an ancient Indo-European language, the immediate linguistic ancestor of the Germanic languages. Abbreviation: Gmc


  1. of or containing germanium in the tetravalent state


  1. 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
  2. the unrecorded language from which all of these languages developed; Proto-Germanic


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

1630s, “of Germany or Germans,” from German (n.) + -ic. As the name of a language family, 1892, replacing earlier Teutonic. Germanical is attested from 1550s.

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