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
Recent Examples on the Web Last month’s world title unification fight between Vasiliy Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez peaked at nearly 3 million viewers. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, "Boxing back in network TV spotlight? Fox, PBC partnership attempts to do just that," 7 Nov. 2020 Meanwhile, opinion in Taiwan has moved against unification, especially as China reneges on its treaty obligations by arresting democracy supporters in Hong Kong. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Japan’s Biden Jitters," 28 Dec. 2020 In the 1860s, three major Western countries—Germany, Italy, and the United States—each fought similar wars of national unification, in which the more dynamic part of the country subjugated the more bucolic (or backward) part. Christopher Caldwell, The New Republic, "The Biden Popular Front Is Doomed to Unravel," 23 Nov. 2020 The heavyweight champion produced a devastating knockout in the ninth round to retain his IBF, WBO and WBA belts but attention quickly turned to the possibility of a unification bout with Fury. Ben Church, CNN, "Anthony Joshua welcomes blockbuster fight with Tyson Fury after beating Kubrat Pulev," 13 Dec. 2020 Rhee and his men—who saw themselves as foot soldiers in the global war on communism—ruled with junta-like violence, killing leftist dissidents and unification activists perceived as a threat to the new government. E. Tammy Kim, The New York Review of Books, "Korea’s Tireless Patriot and Revolutionary," 1 Dec. 2020 Civic unification required acknowledgment of these flaws. Maurizio Valsania, The Conversation, "How George Washington used his first Thanksgiving as president to unite a new country," 23 Nov. 2020 Altogether, Big Sur’s new design signals a unification of Apple’s three operating systems: macOS, iOS, and iPadOS. Boone Ashworth, Wired, "Everything Apple Announced, From New Macs to New Chips," 10 Nov. 2020 The Gold Rush fire is sometimes cited as accelerating the move towards an Anchorage unification. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, "How a young City of Anchorage took shape in the decades after incorporation in 1920," 2 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of unification

1851, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unification was in 1851

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25 Jan 2021

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“Unification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unification. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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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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