joining

noun
join·​ing | \ ˈjȯi-niŋ How to pronounce joining (audio) \

Definition of joining

1 : the act or an instance of joining one thing to another : juncture
2a : the place or manner of being joined together
b : something that joins two things together

Examples of joining in a Sentence

the joining of the original house and the later addition is barely noticeable
Recent Examples on the Web The joining of OMI with CXL provides a solution for near and far memory, going beyond the original plan for CXL. Tom Coughlin, Forbes, 15 Aug. 2022 Biden encouraged their joining and welcomed the two countries’ government heads to the White House in May, standing side by side with them in a display of U.S. backing. Ellen Knickmeyer And Lisa Mascarco, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Aug. 2022 Biden encouraged their joining and welcomed the two countries’ government heads to the White House in May, standing side by side with them in a signal of US backing. Lisa Mascaro, BostonGlobe.com, 3 Aug. 2022 For Nicholson, the primary advantage of joining has been reducing unnecessary purchases and hoarding of tools and other items in his home. Dia Gill, Chicago Tribune, 1 Aug. 2022 This was the joining of the rest of Canada with new Brunswick and Nova Scotia into a singular country. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 1 July 2022 But President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, a NATO member, ratcheted up his objection to their joining. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 17 May 2022 Several major companies such as Starbucks, Disney and Marriott made promises in July 2018 to phase out plastic straws, with many more joining in the transition since. Elliot Lewis, NBC News, 30 July 2022 But President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, a NATO member, ratcheted up his objection to their joining. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 17 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of joining

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Last Updated

13 Sep 2022

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“Joining.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/joining. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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