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

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The 25-year-old moved to Dalian Yifang of the Chinese Super League from Atletico Madrid in February 2018, along with teammate Nicolas Gaitan, the former joining for a fee in the region of €30m., "Yannick Carrasco Reveals Offer From European Club Is 'on the Table' Amid Arsenal Interest," 6 June 2019 With TikTok, rebranded from the joining of and Douyin, Bytedance has a global hit. Sam Byford, The Verge, "How China’s Bytedance became the world’s most valuable startup," 30 Nov. 2018 The too-few endowment dollars led to a joining of forces in 1930, but squabbles soon led the churchmen to back out. Darryl Levings, kansascity, "Before UMKC, there were dreams of a Lincoln and Lee university," 15 June 2018 But no joining of forces is more difficult to fathom than the partnership between two writers. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, "Bill Clinton and James Patterson’s Concussive Collaboration," 3 June 2018 The experience of kissing someone does not end with the joining of lips or the dancing of tongues. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, "Actually, Kissing Is Good," 25 May 2018 What might have come off as coy is anything but in the joining of the work’s disparate elements. Steven Winn, San Francisco Chronicle, "Val Caniparoli’s ‘If I Were a Sushi Roll’ a tasty piece for Smuin ballet," 23 Apr. 2018 Kendall wrote in an April 11 filing objecting to the joining of the cases. Hannah Leone, Aurora Beacon-News, "Men charged in fatal Aurora shooting to be prosecuted separately," 19 Apr. 2018 But intellectual property aside, the new business is most likely to draw industry interest for its Avengers-like joining of executive forces. Joe Coscarelli, New York Times, "A New Film Studio From the Moguls Behind Justin Bieber and Marvel," 27 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of joining

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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