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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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 In that year, Italy celebrated the centennial of its Risorgimento, the unification of the peninsula into a single nation. Ken Jennings, Condé Nast Traveler, "This Italian Pine Forest Is Shaped Exactly Like...Italy," 1 Oct. 2018 In 2000, North Korea allowed him to appear alongside South Korea’s future unification minister Lee Jong-seok on a panel in a live television broadcast from Pyongyang. Andrew Jeong, WSJ, "Seoul Deploys Secret Weapon to Sell North Korea Engagement," 22 Aug. 2018 But that unification is only possible in the intensely hot, energetic unfolding of the universe’s birth, the Big Bang. Adam Hadhazy, Discover Magazine, "Scientists Hunt for A Seeming Paradox: A Magnet With Only One Pole," 13 Nov. 2018 So far, the unification of the two operating systems has been as elusive as Google's current strategy around its messaging apps. Lauren Goode, WIRED, "At Google I/O 2018, Expect All AI All the Time," 7 May 2018 Initially hoped to be completed two years later for the 1,000th anniversary of the Mordovian people's unification with Russia's other ethnic groups, it was eventually finished in April 2018. CNN, "How Australia used wearable technology to negotiate 250,000 kilometer World Cup journey," 6 June 2018

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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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