unification

Unification describes the bringing together of two or more things so they become a single unit. If your marriage turns your feuding families into one big happy group, you pulled off a unification that would make Romeo and Juliet jealous.

Unification comes from the word unify, which traces back to the Middle French word unifier, meaning "to make into one." Unification often happens in the corporate world, and you might have heard the term merger used to describe this process. If two or more companies decide to become a single company in order to benefit their business, they must first go through a legal process to complete the unification.

DEFINITIONS OF: unification

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n the act of making or becoming a single unit

“he looked forward to the unification of his family for the holidays”
Synonyms:
conjugation, jointure, union, uniting
Antonyms:
disunion
the termination or destruction of union
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coalescence, coalescency, coalition, concretion, conglutination
the union of diverse things into one body or form or group; the growing together of parts
reunification, reunion
the act of coming together again
tribalisation, tribalization
the act of making tribal; unification on a tribal basis
umbrella
having the function of uniting a group of similar things
homecoming
an annual school or university reunion for graduates
Type of:
combination, combining, compounding
the act of combining things to form a new whole

n an occurrence that involves the production of a union

Synonyms:
fusion, merger
Type of:
union
the occurrence of a uniting of separate parts

n the state of being joined or united or linked

Synonyms:
union
Antonyms:
separation
the state of lacking unity
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coalition, fusion
the state of being combined into one body
connectedness, connection, link
the state of being connected
colligation, conjugation, conjunction, junction
the state of being joined together
association
the state of being connected together as in memory or imagination
marriage
a close and intimate union
syncretism
the union (or attempted fusion) of different systems of thought or belief (especially in religion or philosophy)
anastomosis, inosculation
a natural or surgical joining of parts or branches of tubular structures so as to make or become continuous
synapse
the junction between two neurons (axon-to-dendrite) or between a neuron and a muscle
alliance, confederation
the state of being allied or confederated
federalisation, federalization
the state of being under federal control
contact
the state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity
concatenation
the state of being linked together as in a chain; union in a linked series
interconnectedness, interconnection
a state of being connected reciprocally
coherence, coherency, cohesion, cohesiveness
the state of cohering or sticking together
Type of:
state
the way something is with respect to its main attributes
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