join·​ing ˈjȯi-niŋ How to pronounce joining (audio)
: the act or an instance of joining one thing to another : juncture
: the place or manner of being joined together
: 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 Ellipsis was formed in 2021 from the joining of two organizations — Youth Homes of Mid-America and Youth Emergency Services & Shelter. Mike Stunson, Kansas City Star, 15 May 2024 His joining not only brings unparalleled depth to our advisory board but also fortifies our collaboration with prestigious events like the ITMA Games and the WMO. Kansas City Star, 3 May 2024 On Friday, Orbán said that while Hungary and Sweden don't agree on all issues, building trust was essential to his country supporting Sweden's joining of the alliance. Justin Spike, Quartz, 23 Feb. 2024 The first engine installation on Monday follows the joining earlier this spring of all five major structures that make up the core stage. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 15 Sep. 2023 Jimin and Jung Kook are set to enlist together on Tuesday, the band’s label Big Hit Music had announced previously, noting that there will be no official event to mark their joining of the military. Siladitya Ray, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 So their collaboration on this sweetly catchy single is a welcome joining of forces, as the two go back and forth in both English and Yoruba opining about a girl changing their minds about love and affection, with production that absolutely pops. Heran Mamo, Billboard, 1 Dec. 2023 The European Union’s executive arm recommended on Wednesday that the bloc open membership talks with Ukraine, an encouraging step for the government in Kyiv in what remains a long and arduous joining process. Monika Pronczuk, New York Times, 8 Nov. 2023 The couple also led a traditional Cord of Three Strands ceremony to commemorate the joining of two people by God into matrimony. Jordan Greene, Peoplemag, 8 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of joining was in the 14th century

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“Joining.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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