uni·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌyü-nə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce unification (audio) \

Definition of unification

: the act, process, or result of unifying : the state of being unified

Examples of unification in a Sentence

the political unification of several Central European states into a German empire dominated by Prussia
Recent Examples on the Web O’Neill has said there would be no constitutional change on Irish unification until voters decide on it. Sylvia Hui And Peter Morrison, Chicago Tribune, 7 May 2022 O’Neill has said, on Irish unification, there would be no constitutional change until voters decide on it. Sylvia Hui And Peter Morrison, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 May 2022 The final count may not be known until Saturday or later, but Sinn Fein was predicted to emerge with the largest number of seats — a first for a party whose ultimate goal is the unification of Ireland, north and south. Washington Post, 6 May 2022 This ruling class had dominated the largely poor and illiterate country since its national unification as a modern state in 1861. Anna Momigliano, The Atlantic, 26 Apr. 2022 In order to strengthen the power of the central government against separatist sentiment, the Chinese government has long promoted a language unification agenda. Joshua Holzer, The Conversation, 18 Apr. 2022 They were joined by a gospel choir that helped elevate the message and theatrics of the unification anthem to beautiful, warm heights. Joe Lynch, Billboard, 11 Apr. 2022 Distracting and meaningless narratives surround Gennady Golovkin’s Saturday morning middleweight title unification in Japan against native son Ryoto Murata. Lance Pugmire, USA TODAY, 9 Apr. 2022 On Sunday, in the winner take all unification match, Universal champion Roman Reigns vs. WWE champion Brock Lesnar. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 2 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unification

1851, in the meaning defined above

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“Unification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unification. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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uni·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌyü-nə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce unification (audio) \

Kids Definition of unification

: the act, process, or result of bringing or coming together into or as if into a single unit or group unification of a divided nation

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