Definition of pan-German in English:

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Pronunciation: /panˈjərmən/


1Relating to or advocating pan-Germanism.
Example sentences
  • Angell puzzled over how pre-World War I pan-German politicians could believe that German prosperity required a big battle fleet when the absence of one made no difference to the prosperity of Norway, Denmark or Holland.
  • It was only once the war began and Britain joined in that an extravagant pan-German annexationist program materialized.
  • Both expressed the view that German hegemony should extend throughout what came to be referred to in pan-German circles as Mitteleuropa.
1.1Relating to or including both East and West Germany.
Example sentences
  • That's the strongest such rise in the history of pan-German data and well above all forecasts.
  • The first meeting of the European Social Fund Pan-German Committee is scheduled for 15 July in Frankfurt.
  • A pan-German residential property investment company announces further investments for the second tranche of funds raised.



Example sentences
  • For the Viennese positivists, Heidegger's work is the return to a reactionary, anti-scientific metaphysics, which is allied politically to pan-Germanic aspirations.
  • He was, however, German-national-oriented, and he was a sympathizer of the pan-Germanic movement.
  • These ancient texts are the foremost significant documentations of the pre-Christian, pan-Germanic culture, religion, and its mythology.

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Syllabification: pan-Ger·man

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