unification

noun
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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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 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 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. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Texas governor: 20 dead in El Paso shopping-complex shooting," 3 Aug. 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 in El Paso, Texas. Los Angeles Times, "El Paso shooting: Suspect is in custody after shopping mall rampage; 20 are dead and at least 26 wounded," 3 Aug. 2019 But, Winegard writes, the expedition did have some lasting results: the overwhelming debt from the failure drove the reluctant Scottish to at last accept a unification offer from England. Brooke Jarvis, The New Yorker, "How Mosquitoes Changed Everything," 5 Aug. 2018 For many in the South, seeing Kim interact with the South Korean president and publicly call for the country's unification seemed to have a humanizing effect. Thomas Maresca, USA TODAY, "South Koreans re-create famous handshake between Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong Un," 15 May 2018 Take division and get unification out of it, that’s what good leadership is. Eric Johnson, Vox, "Mayor Pete Buttigieg talks about systemic racism, regulating tech, and the divided Democratic Party on Recode Decode," 15 July 2019 The teen pilots are psychologically drained by their unification with the EVAs. Ephrat Livni, Quartzy, "“Neon Genesis Evangelion,” a classic anime now on Netflix, tells the story of our lives," 23 June 2019

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First Known Use of unification

1851, in the meaning defined above

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unification

noun
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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