|a.||1.||Nearly related; closely akin.|
|n.||1.||A native or one of the people of Germany.|
|2.||The German language.|
|3.||A round dance, often with a waltz movement, abounding in capriciosly involved figures.|
|a.||1.||Of or pertaining to Germany.|
| (Chem.) a silver-white alloy, hard and tough, but malleable and ductile, and quite permanent in the air. It contains nickel, copper, and zinc in varying proportions, and was originally made from old copper slag at Henneberg. A small amount of iron is sometimes added to make it whiter and harder. It is essentially identical with the Chinese alloy packfong. It was formerly much used for tableware, knife handles, frames, cases, bearings of machinery, etc., but is now largely superseded by other white alloys.|
GERMAN, relations, germanus. Whole or entire, as respects genealogy or
descent; thus, "brother-german," denotes one who is brother both by the
father and mother's side cousins-germane" those in the first and nearest
degree, i. e., children of brothers or sisters. Tech. Dict.; 4 M. & C. 56.
|(human language)||German - \j*r'mn\ A human language written (in latin
alphabet) and spoken in Germany, Austria and parts of
German writing normally uses four non-ASCII characters:
"äöüß", the first three have "umlauts" (two dots over the
top): A O and U and the last is a double-S ("scharfes S")
which looks like the Greek letter beta (except in capitalised
words where it should be written "SS"). These can be written
in ASCII in several ways, the most common are ae, oe ue AE OE
UE ss or sz and the TeX versions "a "o "u "A "O "U "s.
See also ABEND, blinkenlights, DAU, DIN, gedanken,
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, Federal Republic of Germany