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Réunion

[ree-yoon-yuh n; French rey-y-nyawn] /riˈyun yən; French reɪ üˈnyɔ̃/
noun
1.
an island in the Indian Ocean, E of Madagascar: an overseas department of France. 970 sq. mi. (2512 sq. km).
Capital: St. Denis.
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Examples for Réunion
  • The reunion was, unsurprisingly, a bittersweet event.
  • The reunion of divided families was a small but important step.
  • It was as though all my best mountaineering buddies had gathered for a reunion.
  • They seem to know one another--the whole event appears to be a family reunion.
  • Yet, there they were, radical alien health beverages set in print to help enliven a reunion essay.
  • From then on the fight for reunion was also a fight for freedom.
  • Maybe he's at a family reunion playing ball with his twelve-year-old nephew and he can't make his shots.
  • Pay close attention to the family reunion scene, look at the extras.
  • Reunion with the infinitely infinite universe, ie, nature.
  • The occasion is a scientific reunion of sorts, a meeting of two disciplines that were separated at birth long ago.
British Dictionary definitions for Réunion

Réunion

/riːˈjuːnjən; French reynjɔ̃/
noun
1.
an island in the Indian Ocean, in the Mascarene Islands: an overseas region of France, having been in French possession since 1642. A number of far-flung and uninhabited islands, some located on the opposite side of Madagascar, were also politically part of Réunion until 2007, when they were transferred to the French Southern and Antarctic Territories. Capital: Saint-Denis. Pop: 767 000 (2004 est). Area: 2510 sq km (970 sq miles)

reunion

/riːˈjuːnjən/
noun
1.
the act or process of coming together again
2.
the state or condition of having been brought together again
3.
a gathering of relatives, friends, or former associates
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Word Origin and History for Réunion
reunion
1610, from re- "back, again" + union (q.v.). Cf. Fr. réunion (1549). The island of Reunion was so named by a convention in 1793, "without any particular reason."
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