join·​ing | \ ˈjȯi-niŋ How to pronounce joining (audio) \

Definition of joining

1 : the act or an instance of joining one thing to another : juncture
2a : the place or manner of being joined together
b : something that joins two things together

Examples of joining in a Sentence

the joining of the original house and the later addition is barely noticeable
Recent Examples on the Web Also on the list was an end to TDS (tax-deducted-at-source) deductions, penalties for up to five cancellations a month, automatic product payments, and additional charges for re-joining after a break. Karishma Mehrotra, Quartz, 13 Jan. 2022 The onboarding process can start even before the formal joining date so that the soon-to-be employees can get a feel of the organization's culture ahead of time. Anand Inamdar, Forbes, 13 Oct. 2021 The joining of the two environments also brings together the two largest robotics develop communities, both focused on open-source collaboration. Jim Mcgregor, Forbes, 23 Sep. 2021 During the Milni ceremony, which was conducted by Todd and Jasmine’s friend Molly Tarlov, garlands of flowers were exchanged between the families of the bride and groom, symbolizing a joining together and the formation of a new singular family. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, 27 Aug. 2021 Among those joining in were talented varsity athletes from girls' sports throughout Rosemount, which enjoyed a banner 2020-21 school year. David La Vaque, Star Tribune, 5 July 2021 Activists are planning demonstrations Canada Day, observed on July 1, celebrates the joining of the country's original three provinces (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Canada province, the area that is now Ontario and Quebec) as one dominion in 1867. Harmeet Kaur, CNN, 30 June 2021 A day of national pride that commemorates the joining of Canada's original three provinces (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Canada province) as one nation in 1867. David Clark Scott, The Christian Science Monitor, 28 June 2021 This was an important factor in the rapid advance and the joining up of airborne and seaborne infantry to consolidate positions along 60 miles of coast. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 6 June 2021

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First Known Use of joining

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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16 Jan 2022

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“Joining.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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