union

[ yoon-yuhn ]
/ ˈyun yən /

noun

Origin of union

1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French < Late Latin ūniōn- (stem of ūniō), equivalent to Latin ūn(us) one + -iōn- -ion

SYNONYMS FOR union

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Synonym study

1. Union, unity agree in referring to a oneness, either created by putting together, or by being undivided. A union is a state of being united, a combination, as the result of joining two or more things into one: to promote the union between two families; the Union of England and Scotland. Unity is the state or inherent quality of being one, single, individual, and indivisible (often as a consequence of union): to find unity in diversity; to give unity to a work of art. 5. See alliance.
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Examples from the Web for inter-union

  • The feast of inter-communion shall be sure, when the blood-covenant of inter-union is complete.

    The Blood Covenant|H. Clay Trumbull
  • Old trade lines are instantly shifting, creating the most perplexing problem of inter-union amity.

    The Armies of Labor|Samuel P. Orth

British Dictionary definitions for inter-union (1 of 2)

Union

/ (ˈjuːnjən) /

noun the Union

British
  1. the union of England and Wales from 1543
  2. the union of the English and Scottish crowns (1603–1707)
  3. the union of England and Scotland from 1707
  4. the political union of Great Britain and Ireland (1801–1920)
  5. the union of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from 1920
US
  1. the United States of America
  2. the northern states of the US during the Civil War
  3. (as modifier)Union supporters
short for the Union of South Africa

British Dictionary definitions for inter-union (2 of 2)

union

/ (ˈjuːnjən) /

noun

Word Origin for union

C15: from Church Latin ūniō oneness, from Latin ūnus one
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Medicine definitions for inter-union

union

[ yōōnyən ]

n.

The joining or amalgamation of two or more bodies.
The structural adhesion of the edges of a wound.
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Science definitions for inter-union

union

[ yōōnyən ]

A set whose members belong to at least one of a group of two or more given sets. The union of the sets {1,2,3} and {3,4,5} is the set {1,2,3,4,5}, and the union of the sets {6,7} and {11,12,13} is the set {6,7,11,12,13}. The symbol for union is . Compare intersection.
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Culture definitions for inter-union

Union


The United States; especially the northern states during the Civil War, which remained with the original United States government. (Compare Confederacy.)

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