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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 of unification
1850-1855
First recorded in 1850-55; uni(fy) + -fication
Related forms
nonunification, noun
preunification, adjective
reunification, noun
Synonyms
1, 2. consolidation, merger, coalition.
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  • Since the unification of Italy the railways have been readjusted to the needs of commerce.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway
  • It was not through the process of Burgundian unification that Belgium became a nation.

    Belgium

    Emile Cammaerts
  • What was the vital force that brought about this cultural evolution and unification?

    The Arts of Persia H. Kevorkian
  • We have seen that it has a value where it is an aid to unification.

    The Sense of Beauty George Santayana
  • For fusion and unification are part of the historic life-process.

    The Melting-Pot Israel Zangwill
British Dictionary definitions for unification

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 unification
n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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