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  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.
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Origin of unification

First recorded in 1850–55; uni(fy) + -fication
Related formsnon·u·ni·fi·ca·tion, nounpre·u·ni·fi·ca·tion, adjectivere·u·ni·fi·ca·tion, noun

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Historical Examples of unification

  • 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.


    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


  1. an act, instance, or process of uniting
  2. the state of being united
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Word Origin and History for unification


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

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