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

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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 But the Jews left in droves for Pest after the city’s unification in the 19th century. Cnaan Liphshiz, sun-sentinel.com, "Jewish communities returning to their origins in Budapest’s quiet western district," 26 Nov. 2019 That starts on Saturday at the Staples Center, where Spence will face Shawn Porter in a welterweight unification bout on FOX Sports PPV. Greg Bishop, SI.com, "The Future Is Now for Errol Spence Jr.," 26 Sep. 2019 But three decades after it was dreamed up, Europe’s commercial unification is creaking. The Economist, "The economic policy at the heart of Europe is creaking," 12 Sep. 2019 In hindsight, Facebook had quietly signaled that unification was afoot more than a year ago. New York Times, "How Facebook Is Changing to Deal With Scrutiny of Its Power," 12 Aug. 2019 And ultimately, North Korea's, of course, worried about German style unification, right? CBS News, "Transcript: North Korea expert Sue Mi Terry talks with Michael Morell on "Intelligence Matters"," 20 Nov. 2019 However, before the hype continues Joshua will need to fulfill the end of his immediate ring responsibility in another unification fight. Santos A. Perez, miamiherald, "This Hard Rock boxing card will feature former champions and local talent | Miami Herald," 20 Mar. 2018 Surprisingly, however, successful unification in the 1860s also saw a fall in happiness. The Economist, "How to reveal a country’s sense, over the years, of its own well-being," 17 Oct. 2019 Yemen was once two countries — North Yemen and South Yemen — until unification in 1990. Washington Post, "Six reasons the crisis in Yemen’s south matters," 30 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of unification

1851, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jan 2020

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“Unification.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unification. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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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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