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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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 Not all the party’s supporters, let alone all Catholics, would vote for unification. The Economist, "Twenty years after a peace deal the mood is sour in Northern Ireland," 28 Mar. 2018 Over the past four years, national backing for unification has dropped more than 10%, from 69.3% to 57.8%, according to the Institute. Aamer Madhani, USA TODAY, "Korean fans support unified Winter Olympic hockey team but unification is another issue," 10 Feb. 2018 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

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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 \

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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