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 Among those joining in were talented varsity athletes from girls' sports throughout Rosemount, which enjoyed a banner 2020-21 school year. David La Vaque, Star Tribune, 5 July 2021 Activists are planning demonstrations Canada Day, observed on July 1, celebrates the joining of the country's original three provinces (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Canada province, the area that is now Ontario and Quebec) as one dominion in 1867. Harmeet Kaur, CNN, 30 June 2021 A day of national pride that commemorates the joining of Canada's original three provinces (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Canada province) as one nation in 1867. David Clark Scott, The Christian Science Monitor, 28 June 2021 This was an important factor in the rapid advance and the joining up of airborne and seaborne infantry to consolidate positions along 60 miles of coast. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 6 June 2021 The administrative problem that the redundant joining of clubs and indiscreet bragging over accomplishments once solved has only become worse. Matt Feeney, The New Yorker, 29 May 2021 Located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, The Bradley hotel is a joining of forces between Barbara Baekgaard and Provenance Hotels. Mary Elizabeth Andriotis, House Beautiful, 28 May 2021 How exactly does Thuma's joining—to use a fancy woodworking term—eliminate classic bed squeak? David Hochman, Forbes, 19 May 2021 The main benefit of joining is a bigger pool of power to pull from, increasing efficiency and lowering costs. USA Today, 19 May 2021

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First Known Use of joining

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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15 Jul 2021

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“Joining.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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