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 unsexb :  release from :  free from —in verbs formed from nouns unhandc :  remove from :  extract from :  bring out of —in verbs formed from nouns unbosomd :  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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