unification

[yoo-nuh-fi-key-shuhn]
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:
1850–55; uni(fy) + -fication

nonunification, noun
preunification, adjective
reunification, noun


1, 2. consolidation, merger, coalition.
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unification (ˌjuːnɪfɪˈkeɪʃən)
 
n
1.  an act, instance, or process of uniting
2.  the state of being united

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unification definition

programming
The generalisation of pattern matching that is the logic programming equivalent of instantiation in logic. When two terms are to be unified, they are compared. If they are both constants then the result of unification is success if they are equal else failure. If one is a variable then it is bound to the other, which may be any term (which satisfies an "occurs check"), and the unification succeeds. If both terms are structures then each pair of sub-terms is unified recursively and the unification succeeds if all the sub-terms unify.
The result of unification is either failure or success with a set of variable bindings, known as a "unifier". There may be many such unifiers for any pair of terms but there will be at most one "most general unifier", other unifiers simply add extra bindings for sub-terms which are variables in the original terms.
(1995-12-14)

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Example sentences
With unification came a new rush to build up as-yet-undeveloped properties.
The idea is to signify some level of unification and to spread awareness.
So this approach also provides a bit of unification between differential and
  integral calculus.
Unfortunately, a similar unification has yet to happen for the electronic
  infrastructure in a building.
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