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
  1. noun
    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
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    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
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    combination, combining, compounding
    the act of combining things to form a new whole
  2. noun
    an occurrence that involves the production of a union
    synonyms: fusion, merger
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    union
    the occurrence of a uniting of separate parts
  3. noun
    the state of being joined or united or linked
    synonyms: union
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    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
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    state
    the way something is with respect to its main attributes
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