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

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Examples of joining in a Sentence

the joining of the original house and the later addition is barely noticeable
Recent Examples on the Web July 1 commemorates the joining of Canada's original three provinces (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Canada province, which is now Ontario and Quebec) as one nation in 1867. Ayana Archie And Monte Plott, CNN, "What is Canada Day? We explain," 1 July 2020 If confirmed, the discovery would mark the first time that astronomers have captured light produced by the joining of the darkest objects in the universe. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, "Black Holes Might Be Lighting Up," 25 June 2020 The fast-casual chain also launched Tijuana Flats Rewards Thursday: New members will get a free Tijuana Trio upon joining and begin earning points for every order made at the restaurant, online, or in the app. Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY, "National Burrito Day is here, and these deals and freebies still work in a time of quarantine," 2 Apr. 2020 Within a few months of her joining, the band had signed a record contract with I.R.S. Records owner Miles Copeland at a tiki bar-restaurant on Pico called Kelbo’s. Los Angeles Times, "Kathy Valentine’s hair-raising memoir ‘All I Ever Wanted’ recounts the Go-Go’s wild ride," 2 Apr. 2020 One way to do this with adolescents is to encourage the joining of a club or sports league. Emy Rodriguez Flores, Redbook, "How To Help Your Kids With School Work, Personal Skills and More," 6 Mar. 2020 Other colleges and universities in the Boston area have also discussed joining later. Deirdre Fernandes,, "UMass Boston, small colleges join forces," 9 Jan. 2020 And seeing the dessert table at the swag-making gathering is just another benefit in joining. cleveland, "Olmsted Falls Garden Club is busy year round: Olmsted Dates and Data," 6 Dec. 2019 Taking the risk, believing that love and its people are not predatory, and being a part of the sharing of hearts, only to have to be separated and spend all of my living life waiting for the sharing to really turn into the joining of hearts., "The letters were written by a man who sailed the seas. He was a sea captain. A," 25 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of joining

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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14 Jul 2020

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“Joining.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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