UN

abbreviation

Definition of UN

  1. United Nations


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un-

prefix \ˌən, often ˈən before ˈ-stressed syllable\

Definition of un-

  1. 1 :  not :  in-, non- —in adjectives formed from adjectives <unambitious> <unskilled> or participles <undressed>, in nouns formed from nouns <unavailability>, and rarely in verbs formed from verbs <unbe> —sometimes in words that have a meaning that merely negates that of the base word and are thereby distinguished from words that prefix in- or a variant of it (as im-) to the same base word and have a meaning positively opposite to that of the base word <unartistic> <unmoral>

  2. 2 :  opposite of :  contrary to —in adjectives formed from adjectives <unconstitutional> <ungraceful> <unmannered> or participles <unbelieving> and in nouns formed from nouns <unrest>

Origin and Etymology of un-

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German un- un-, Latin in-, Greek a-, an-, Old English ne not — more at no


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un-

prefix

Definition of un-

  1. 1 :  do the opposite of :  reverse (a specified action) :  de- 1a, dis- 1a —in verbs formed from verbs <unbend> <undress> <unfold>

  2. 2a :  deprive of :  remove (a specified thing) from :  remove —in verbs formed from nouns <unfrock> <unsex>b :  release from :  free from —in verbs formed from nouns <unhand>c :  remove from :  extract from :  bring out of —in verbs formed from nouns <unbosom>d :  cause to cease to be —in verbs formed from nouns <unman>

  3. 3 :  completely <unloose>

Origin and Etymology of un-

Middle English, from Old English un-, on-, alteration of and- against — more at ante-


Law Dictionary

un-

prefix

Legal Definition of un-

  1. 1 :  not <uncounseled>

  2. 2 :  contrary to <unconstitutional>


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