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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American politics continually has been drawn between the poles of unification and disintegration. Fred Bauer, National Review, "What the Nationalism vs. Liberalism Debate Misses," 28 Aug. 2019 Ross, too, has been active in unification endeavors. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Kenny Stills chides Dolphins owner for supporting Trump," 7 Aug. 2019 The Ba’athists were a group of primarily secular Arab nationalists who opposed colonialism and promoted socialism, militarism and Arab unification. Alejandro De La Garza, Time, "The True Story Behind the Netflix Series The Spy," 5 Sep. 2019 About 80% of Taiwanese oppose unification with China, according to a government survey in January. Washington Post, "Joshua Wong urges Taiwanese to show support for Hong Kong," 5 Sep. 2019 Despite unification in 1990, many southerners have chafed at northern rule. Bobby Ghosh, The Denver Post, "Guest Commentary: The last thing Yemen needed was a second civil war," 24 Aug. 2019 The lightweight title unification bout was the UFC 242 main event at The Arena at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Simon Head, MMA Junkie, "UFC 242 results: Khabib Nurmagomedov submits Dustin Poirier in third to retain title," 7 Sep. 2019 People arrive at MacArthur Elementary looking for family and friends as the school is being used a re-unification center during the aftermath of a shooting at the Walmart near the Cielo Vista Mall, Saturday, Aug. 3, in El Paso, Texas. Josiah Bates, Time, "20 Killed, Police Investigating Possible Hate Crime in El Paso Walmart Shooting: What We Know So Far," 4 Aug. 2019 Kim Yeon-chul, the South Korean unification minister, said the rice shipment would be delivered through the United Nations World Food Program before September to help North Korea during what are traditionally lean months. Choe Sang-hun, New York Times, "South Korea to Send the North 50,000 Tons of Rice," 19 June 2019

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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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