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unification

[yoo-nuh-fi-key-shuh n] /ˌyu nə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the process of unifying or uniting; union:
the unification of the 13 original colonies.
2.
the state or condition of being unified:
The unification of the manufacturing and distribution functions under one executive has advantages.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; uni(fy) + -fication
Related forms
nonunification, noun
preunification, adjective
reunification, noun
Synonyms
1, 2. consolidation, merger, coalition.
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Examples from the web for reunification
  • One of the big challenges is the reunification, if you will, of online learning with offline learning.
  • But then the celebration and festivities ended, and the real work of reunification began.
  • Western leaders liked to call for reunification when they thought such prayers were in no danger of being answered.
  • Serious reunification talks require face to face meetings.
  • reunification of the peninsula remains a hallowed goal on either side.
  • It is not a matter of whether the posters find forceful reunification acceptable or not.
  • There is more scepticism, for example, that family reunification benefits host countries.
  • The goal of reunification includes ongoing safety and stability in the family.
  • reunification must be built on a foundation of good practice.
British Dictionary definitions for reunification

unification

/ˌjuːnɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/
noun
1.
an act, instance, or process of uniting
2.
the state of being united
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Word Origin and History for reunification
n.

1852; see re- + unification.

unification

n.

1851, noun of action from unify. Unification Church was founded 1954.

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