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

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With the win, Ferguson moved into a position to face the winner of the lightweight unification title fight between champ Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim champ Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 in September. Patrick Rose, chicagotribune.com, "Tony Ferguson beats Donald Cerrone by TKO at UFC 238 at the United Center," 9 June 2019 Taiwan government opinion surveys show that more than 80% of Taiwanese oppose unification with China, though some are more comfortable with today's de facto autonomy than with legal independence. Ralph Jennings, latimes.com, "China sends warning to Taiwan in the form of live-fire military drills," 18 Apr. 2018 This was the beginning of President Reagan’s terrifying and far-reaching unification with the Christian right. New York Times, "When Protest Movements Became Brands," 16 Apr. 2018 The unification process began with Franco-German reconciliation after World War II. Walter Russell Mead, WSJ, "Incredible Shrinking Europe," 11 Feb. 2019 This will be the second heavyweight championship unification in history between undefeated champions. Bob Velin, USA TODAY, "Showtime to air Joshua-Parker heavyweight unification bout on March 31 from Wales," 5 Feb. 2018 By saying that the whole (Serbian) nation represents a danger for the Balkans is a call for the unification of all (Balkan people) against the Serbs. Washington Post, "Serbia blasts top NATO general over Russia," 12 Mar. 2018 The palazzo, now a museum, was a residence of the Savoy royal family which reigned in Italy after its unification until World War II. Simone Somekh, The Seattle Times, "Italian antique desk once displayed in NYC’s Met recovered," 24 July 2018 The three kids were under the Perks' care for about six years, making the official unification much more emotional. Herrine Ro, Country Living, "These Three Foster Children Received the Best Christmas Present Ever," 11 Dec. 2015

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First Known Use of unification

1851, in the meaning defined above

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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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