/ˈjunjən / (say 'yoohnyuhn)

1. the act of uniting two or more things into one.
2. the state of being so united; conjunction; combination.
3. something formed by uniting two or more things; a combination.
4. a number of persons, societies, states, or the like, joined together or associated for some common purpose.
5. the uniting of persons, parties, etc., in general agreement.
6. a uniting of states or nations into one political body, as that of the American colonies at the time of the War of American Independence.
7. a device emblematic of union, used in a flag or ensign, sometimes occupying the upper corner next to the staff, or sometimes occupying the entire field.
8. a uniting or being united in marriage, or some similar relationship.
9. trade union.
10. an association to further the interests of their members, support their wellbeing, etc.: a student union.
11. (upper case) Rugby Union
a. an organisation of Rugby clubs acting as a regulatory body for the clubs.
b. the game, as distinct from (Rugby) League
12. a union house.
13. any of various contrivances for connecting parts of machinery, etc., especially a fitting composed of three parts used to connect the ends of two pipes, neither of which can be turned.
14. a fabric made of two kinds of yarn, of which one is usually cotton.
15. (upper case) a club offering dining and recreational facilities for the members of certain universities.
{late Middle English, from Latin ūnio}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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