unification

noun
uni·fi·ca·tion | \ ˌyü-nə-fə-ˈkā-shən \

Definition of unification 

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

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the political unification of several Central European states into a German empire dominated by Prussia

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The peace is undergirded by a promise to cede the six counties of Northern Ireland peacefully, once plebiscites in Northern Ireland and in the Republic show majority support for unification. Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, "What Gerry Adams Leaves Behind," 10 Feb. 2018 Catalonia, says Resina, remained a tangential territory of Spain even after its 15th century unification. Kate Keller, Smithsonian, "Beyond the Headlines, Catalan Culture Has a Long History of Vibrancy and Staying Power," 25 June 2018 John Cornyn that would mandate a unification policy for immigrant families detained at the border. Kevin Diaz, Houston Chronicle, "Trump immigration policies endanger Texas Republicans ahead of midterm elections," 20 June 2018 John Cornyn that would mandate a unification policy for immigrant families detained at the border. Kevin Diaz, San Antonio Express-News, "Trump immigration policies endanger Texas Republicans ahead of midterm elections," 20 June 2018 More likely is decades of economic and cultural integration before anything that could be described as unification is possible. Fortune, "Still Confused about the Trump-Kim Summit? 12 Pressing Questions, Answered," 13 June 2018 Hwang claims he's been blocked by the government from raising his father’s case with the South Korean Unification Ministry, which is responsible for abductee issues among other pro-unification tasks. NBC News, "Ahead of Trump-Kim talks, South Koreans fear their prisoners will be forgotten," 13 May 2018 The expansion of the electronic transfers is driven by fears of a sudden unification of Cuba's two currencies, the spread of counterfeit bills and the ease of the cashless transactions. Mario J. Pentón, miamiherald, "Got minutes? A new currency is making its rounds in Cuba.," 30 May 2018 The marches have called for quicker unifications, as well as an end to the zero-tolerance policy and family detentions. Julyssa Lopez, Glamour, "Chrissy Teigen Went to the Families Belong Together Rally With Baby Luna," 30 June 2018

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First Known Use of unification

1851, in the meaning defined above

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unification

noun
uni·fi·ca·tion | \ ˌyü-nə-fə-ˈkā-shən \

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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