uni·​fi·​ca·​tion ˌyü-nə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce unification (audio)
: 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 Xi could also continue to turn to nationalist causes, such as unification with Taiwan or control of the South China Sea, to rally the public behind him, potentially making his regime a greater danger to regional stability. Michael Schuman, The Atlantic, 29 June 2023 But the unification of fronts may not mean a multifront assault. Kim Ghattas, The Atlantic, 8 Oct. 2023 But scientists will undoubtedly keep trying to tiptoe toward unification anyway. Sarah Scoles, Scientific American, 19 Aug. 2023 The Nationalist Party, better known as the Kuomintang, or KMT, favors closer cooperation with Beijing and is more open to unification with mainland China. Stephanie Yang, Los Angeles Times, 13 June 2023 The colorful branding was inspired by the Orphic Cubism Art movement, which envisioned art as the unification of sensation and color. James Bash | , oregonlive, 19 Sep. 2023 China’s ruling Communist Party has long attempted to use the geographic, historic and cultural proximity between Fujian and Taiwan as an argument for closer economic and social integration – and eventual unification – with the island. Nectar Gan, CNN, 13 Sep. 2023 Errol Spence, the DeSoto native, arrived with three belts and left with nothing, losing to Terence Crawford in a mega welterweight unification bout Saturday night in Las Vegas. Calvin Watkins, Dallas News, 30 July 2023 He was also known as a fierce supporter of Kosovo's unification with Albania and is against any compromise with Serbia. Bradford Betz, Fox News, 29 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unification was in 1851

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“Unification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unification. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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