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A city of central Missouri north-northwest of Jefferson City. The main campus of the University of Missouri (established 1839) is here.
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  1. A city of central Missouri north-northwest of Jefferson City. The main campus of the University of Missouri (established 1839) is here.
  2. The United States.
  3. The capital of South Carolina, in the central part of the state at the head of the Santee River system. Although nearly destroyed in a fire during the Civil War, it is now the state's largest city. The University of South Carolina was established here in 1801.
The United States.
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  1. The United States.
  2. The landmasses and islands of North America, Central America, and South America.
An arrangement of parts or material in a work of art or literature, that will produce a single, harmonious effect
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  1. An arrangement of parts or material in a work of art or literature, that will produce a single, harmonious effect
  2. One of the three principles of dramatic structure derived by French neoclassicists from Aristotle's Poetics, stating that a drama should have but one plot, which should take place in a single day and be confined to a single locale.
  3. A whole that is a combination of parts:
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  1. The act of unifying.
  2. The act of unifying or the state of being unified
  3. (Mathematical logic, computer science) Given two terms, their join with respect to a specialisation order.
A connection between conductors or sections of a transmission line.
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  1. A connection between conductors or sections of a transmission line.
  2. The act or process of joining or the condition of being joined.
  3. A place where two things join or meet, especially a place where two roads or railway routes come together and one terminates.
A place or instance of junction or intersection.
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  1. A place or instance of junction or intersection.
  2. A series of horse or dog races held during a period of days at a certain track
  3. The act or process or an instance of coming together; an encounter.
A device that links or connects.
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  1. A device that links or connects.
  2. The act of linking together or forming couples.
  3. A method or device for joining two electric circuits for the transference of energy from one to the other
The act of giving an embrace.
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  1. The act of giving an embrace.
The act, or the result of being merged
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  1. The act, or the result of being merged
The merging of different elements into a union:
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  1. The merging of different elements into a union:
  2. (Physics) A nuclear reaction in which atomic nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy.
  3. The joining together of atomic nuclei, especially hydrogen or other light nuclei, to form a heavier nucleus, especially a helium nucleus. Fusion occurs when plasmas are heated to extremely high temperatures, forcing the nuclei to collide at great speed. The resulting unstable nucleus emits one or more neutrons at very high speeds, releasing more energy than was required to fuse the nuclei, thereby making chain-reactions possible, since the reaction is exothermic. Fusion reactions are the source of the energy in the Sun and in other stars, and in hydrogen bombs.
A coming or happening together in time or place
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  1. A coming or happening together in time or place
  2. (Geom.) The point where three or more lines or planes meet
  3. The junction of lines or surfaces
Any alloy of mercury with another metal or other metals
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  1. Any alloy of mercury with another metal or other metals
  2. A combination or mixture; blend
  3. A combination of diverse elements; a mixture:
A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.
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  1. A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.
  2. A similar relationship of mutual interdependence
  3. The close association between two or more organisms of different species, often but not necessarily benefiting each member. The association of algae and fungi in lichens and of bacteria living in the intestines or on the skin of animals are forms of symbiosis. Some scientists believe that many multicellular organisms evolved from symbiotic relationships between unicellular ones and that the DNA-containing organelles within certain eukaryotic cells (such as mitochondria and chloroplasts) are the product of symbiotic relationships in which the participants became interdependent. There are four forms of symbiosis: amensalism , commensalism , mutualism , and parasitism .
The result of mixing; a mixture.
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  1. The result of mixing; a mixture.
  2. The act or process of mixing.
  3. The act or state of being mixed together; a union or mingling of constituents.
The production of a metal alloy of mercury.
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  1. The production of a metal alloy of mercury.
  2. The act of amalgamating or the condition resulting from this act.
  3. The result of amalgamating; mixture, blend, merger, etc.
A linking together or being linked together in a series
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  1. A linking together or being linked together in a series
  2. (Programming) Operation of joining multiple character strings.
  3. A series of things or events regarded as causally or dependently connected
A flowing together, esp. of two or more streams
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  1. A flowing together, esp. of two or more streams
  2. The combined stream or glacier formed by this juncture.
  3. A gathering, flowing, or meeting together at one juncture or point:
The members of a specific religious group who regularly worship at a church or synagogue.
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  1. The members of a specific religious group who regularly worship at a church or synagogue.
  2. (Roman Catholic Church) A religious institute in which only simple vows, not solemn vows, are taken.
  3. A division of an order, made up of a group of monasteries
A reconciling or being reconciled
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  1. A reconciling or being reconciled
  2. The condition of being reconciled.
  3. The act of reconciling.
The action of bringing peace and harmony; the action of ending strife.
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  1. The action of bringing peace and harmony; the action of ending strife.
  2. A method of alternative dispute resolution whereby a third party, who is usually but not necessarily neutral, meets with the parties and assists them to find a way to settle their dispute. See also arbitration, mediation, and summary proceeding.
  3. (Law) A form of alternative dispute resolution, similar but less formal than mediation, in which the parties bring their dispute to a neutral third party, who helps lower tensions, improve communications and explore possible solutions.
An act of correlating or the condition of being correlated.
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  1. An act of correlating or the condition of being correlated.
  2. Mutual relationship or connection
  3. (Statistics) One of the several measures of the linear statistical relationship between two random variables, indicating both the strength and direction of the relationship.
(Chem.) A uniting of substances to form a compound
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  1. (Chem.) A uniting of substances to form a compound
  2. An alliance of persons or parties for a common purpose; an association.
  3. (Mathematics) One or more elements selected from a set without regard to the order of selection.
A joining or being joined; coupling; union
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  1. A joining or being joined; coupling; union
  2. A physical link, such as by wire or fiber-optic cable, between two or more points in a telecommunications system:
  3. A person, especially one of influence or importance, with whom one is associated, as by kinship or common interests:
Annexed land.
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  1. Annexed land.
  2. The point in time when an addition or addendum becomes part of the thing to which it attached.
  3. The formal act of a political unit, such as a nation, state, or municipality, annexing land to its’ domain.
In commercial law, the creation of a security interest in property when the debtor agrees to the security, receives value from the secured party, and obtains rights in the property.
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  1. In commercial law, the creation of a security interest in property when the debtor agrees to the security, receives value from the secured party, and obtains rights in the property.
  2. The seizure or freezing of property by court order while an action is pending so that its ownership can be determined, it can be secured to be sold to satisfy a judgment, or its sale or transfer can be prevented so that any future judgment arising from the action may later be secured or satisfied. See also garnishment and replevin.
  3. A dependence, especially a strong one.
(Linguis.) In some languages, the systematic combining of morphemes into words without marked change of form or loss of meaning
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  1. (Linguis.) In some languages, the systematic combining of morphemes into words without marked change of form or loss of meaning
  2. (Linguistics) The formation of words from morphemes that retain their original forms and meanings with little change during the combination process.
  3. The act or process of agglutinating; adhesion of distinct parts.
An alliance of factions, nations, etc., for some specific purpose, as of political parties in times of national emergency
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  1. An alliance of factions, nations, etc., for some specific purpose, as of political parties in times of national emergency
  2. A combination into one body; a union.
  3. A combination; union
The relationship between the components of a conjunction.
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  1. The relationship between the components of a conjunction.
  2. A joining together or being joined together; union; association; combination
  3. The position of two celestial bodies when they have the same celestial longitude, especially a configuration in which a planet or the Moon lies on a straight line from Earth to or through the Sun. Planets in this position are not visible to the naked eye because they are in line with the Sun and obscured by its glare; the Moon in this position is new. &diamf3; The inner planets Mercury and Venus have two conjunction points with Earth. Either planet is at inferior conjunction when it lies directly between the Earth and the Sun, and is at superior conjunction when it lies directly opposite Earth on the far side of the Sun. The outer planets have only one conjunction point with Earth, when they lie opposite Earth on the far side of the Sun.
The point of junction between two things, in particular a support, that abuts. [First attested in the mid 17th century.]
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  1. The point of junction between two things, in particular a support, that abuts. [First attested in the mid 17th century.]
  2. A fixed point or surface where resistance is obtained.
  3. (Architecture) That element that shares a common boundary or surface with its neighbor.
A merger; union
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  1. A merger; union
  2. The act or process of consolidating.
  3. In civil procedure, the court-ordered combination of two or more actions that involve the same parties or issues. In the end, there may be a single judgment for all the actions or a separate judgment for each original action. See also joinder.
The doctrine that the Bill of Rights is applied to the states by inclusion in the Fourteenth Amendment right of due process.
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  1. The doctrine that the Bill of Rights is applied to the states by inclusion in the Fourteenth Amendment right of due process.
  2. The process of forming a business corporation.
The act or process of centralizing, or the state of being centralized; the act or process of combining or reducing several parts into a whole; as, the centralization of power in the general government; the centralization of commerce in a city.
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  1. The act or process of centralizing, or the state of being centralized; the act or process of combining or reducing several parts into a whole; as, the centralization of power in the general government; the centralization of commerce in a city.
An affiliating or being affiliated; connection, as with an organization, club, etc.
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  1. An affiliating or being affiliated; connection, as with an organization, club, etc.
Federal union of all the Canadian provinces and territories.
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  1. Federal union of all the Canadian provinces and territories.
  2. In Newfoundland, the political union of Newfoundland with Canada.
  3. The union of the British North American colonies of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and the Province of Canada, brought about July 1, 1867, under the name Dominion of Canada.
Sexual intercourse
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  1. Sexual intercourse
The agreement made for such an association
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  1. The agreement made for such an association
  2. A close association for a common objective, as of nations, political parties, etc.
  3. A formal agreement establishing such an association, especially an international treaty of friendship.
An organized body of people who have an interest, activity, or purpose in common; a society.
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  1. An organized body of people who have an interest, activity, or purpose in common; a society.
  2. A correlation or causal connection:
  3. An organization of persons having common interests, purposes, etc.; society; league
The act of uniting or of forming a union of states, groups, etc. by agreement of each member to subordinate its power to that of the central authority in common affairs
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  1. The act of uniting or of forming a union of states, groups, etc. by agreement of each member to subordinate its power to that of the central authority in common affairs
  2. A league or association formed by federating, especially a government or political body established through federal union.
Companionship; company:
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  1. Companionship; company:
  2. The totality of people regarded as forming a community of interdependent individuals:
  3. An organization or association of persons engaged in a common profession, activity, or interest:
The state of being married; matrimony.
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The act or state of being married; marriage.
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  1. The act or state of being married; marriage.
  2. The act, rite, or sacrament of marriage
  3. Married life
The act of a man and a woman, unmarried to each other, publicly living together in an intimate relationship as if husband and wife. Although a crime in most states, it is seldom prosecuted. Where illegal, it is also called illicit cohabitation, lascivious cohabitation, and notorious cohabitation. See also fornication, bigamy, civil union, and marriage. The act of a man and a woman, unmarried to each other, publicly living together in an intimate relationship as if husband and wife. Although a crime in most states, it is seldom prosecuted. Where illegal, it is also called illicit cohabitation, lascivious cohabitation, and notorious cohabitation. See also fornication, bigamy, civil union, and marriage.
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  1. The act of a man and a woman, unmarried to each other, publicly living together in an intimate relationship as if husband and wife. Although a crime in most states, it is seldom prosecuted. Where illegal, it is also called illicit cohabitation, lascivious cohabitation, and notorious cohabitation. See also fornication, bigamy, civil union, and marriage. The act of a man and a woman, unmarried to each other, publicly living together in an intimate relationship as if husband and wife. Although a crime in most states, it is seldom prosecuted. Where illegal, it is also called illicit cohabitation, lascivious cohabitation, and notorious cohabitation. See also fornication, bigamy, civil union, and marriage.
Two or more persons or things that go together in appearance, size, or other quality
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  1. Two or more persons or things that go together in appearance, size, or other quality
  2. A pair, each one of which resembles or harmonizes with the other:
  3. A slender piece of wood, cardboard, waxed cord, etc. tipped with a composition that catches fire by friction; esp., a safety match
A transitory association of animals of the same species in which members join forces against another animal or animals to defend against an attack or gain access to a resource.
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  1. A transitory association of animals of the same species in which members join forces against another animal or animals to defend against an attack or gain access to a resource.
  2. An alliance of factions, nations, etc., for some specific purpose, as of political parties in times of national emergency
  3. A combination; union
In civil procedure, the court-ordered combination of two or more actions that involve the same parties or issues. In the end, there may be a single judgment for all the actions or a separate judgment for each original action. See also joinder.
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  1. In civil procedure, the court-ordered combination of two or more actions that involve the same parties or issues. In the end, there may be a single judgment for all the actions or a separate judgment for each original action. See also joinder.
  2. A merger; union
  3. A consolidating or being consolidated
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  1. The act of unifying.
  2. The act of unifying or the state of being unified
  3. (Mathematical logic, computer science) Given two terms, their join with respect to a specialisation order.
The quality or fact of being a totality or whole or, esp., of being a union of related parts
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  1. The quality or fact of being a totality or whole or, esp., of being a union of related parts
  2. The state or quality of being unified in an aesthetic whole, as in a work of literature:
  3. A whole that is a combination of parts:
An alliance of persons or parties for a common purpose; an association.
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  1. An alliance of persons or parties for a common purpose; an association.
  2. A combining or being combined
  3. (Chem.) A uniting of substances to form a compound
(Mathematics) The application of one function to another. For example, if ƒ (x) = x2 and g(x) = x + 1, then the composite ƒ (g(x)) = ( x + 1)2 and the composite g( ƒ (x)) = x2 + 1.
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  1. (Mathematics) The application of one function to another. For example, if ƒ (x) = x2 and g(x) = x + 1, then the composite ƒ (g(x)) = ( x + 1)2 and the composite g( ƒ (x)) = x2 + 1.
  2. A structure or entity made up of distinct components:
  3. A thing of distinct parts; compound; esp., any of a class of high-strength, lightweight engineering materials consisting of various combinations of alloys, plastics, and ceramics
A group of buildings situated close together, eg. for a school or block of offices
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  1. A group of buildings situated close together, eg. for a school or block of offices
  2. A building or buildings, especially a residence or group of residences, set off and enclosed by a barrier.
  3. (Chemistry) A pure, macroscopically homogeneous substance consisting of atoms or ions of two or more different elements in definite proportions that cannot be separated by physical means. A compound usually has properties unlike those of its constituent elements.
A process of sexual reproduction in certain algae and fungi in which temporary or permanent fusion occurs, resulting in the union of the male and female gametes.
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  1. A process of sexual reproduction in certain algae and fungi in which temporary or permanent fusion occurs, resulting in the union of the male and female gametes.
  2. A process of sexual reproduction in which ciliate protozoans of the same species temporarily couple and exchange genetic material.
  3. A class of verbs having similar inflected forms.
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  1. The act of unifying.
  2. The act of unifying or the state of being unified
  3. (Mathematical logic, computer science) Given two terms, their join with respect to a specialisation order.
The quality or fact of being a totality or whole or, esp., of being a union of related parts
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  1. The quality or fact of being a totality or whole or, esp., of being a union of related parts
  2. An arrangement of parts or material in a work of art or literature, that will produce a single, harmonious effect
  3. A whole that is a combination of parts:
A group of individuals meeting or associated for fellowship or a common purpose. See also freedom of association. A group of individuals meeting or associated for fellowship or a common purpose. See also freedom of association.
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  1. A group of individuals meeting or associated for fellowship or a common purpose. See also freedom of association. A group of individuals meeting or associated for fellowship or a common purpose. See also freedom of association.
  2. An organized body of people who have an interest, activity, or purpose in common; a society.
  3. An organization of persons having common interests, purposes, etc.; society; league
The team playing for or representing such an organization
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  1. The team playing for or representing such an organization
  2. A group of people organized for a common purpose, especially a group that meets regularly:
  3. (Sports) An athletic team or organization.
The state of being confederated.
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  1. The state of being confederated.
  2. In Newfoundland, the political union of Newfoundland with Canada.
  3. The union of the British North American colonies of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and the Province of Canada, brought about July 1, 1867, under the name Dominion of Canada.
A formal assembly, conference, or meeting of delegates or representatives. A formal assembly, conference, or meeting of delegates or representatives. To meet at a congress. The legislature of various countries.
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  1. A formal assembly, conference, or meeting of delegates or representatives. A formal assembly, conference, or meeting of delegates or representatives. To meet at a congress. The legislature of various countries.
  2. A single meeting, as of a political party or other group.
  3. An association or society
The act of uniting or of forming a union of states, groups, etc. by agreement of each member to subordinate its power to that of the central authority in common affairs
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  1. The act of uniting or of forming a union of states, groups, etc. by agreement of each member to subordinate its power to that of the central authority in common affairs
  2. A league or association formed by federating, especially a government or political body established through federal union.
The financial grant made to a fellow in a college or university.
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  1. The financial grant made to a fellow in a college or university.
  2. Companionship; friendly association
  3. The companionship of individuals in a congenial atmosphere and on equal terms:
A group of people with the same beliefs, interests, work, etc.
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  1. A group of people with the same beliefs, interests, work, etc.
  2. The state or quality of being brothers; fraternal relationship or spirit; brotherliness
  3. A social organization at a college or university, traditionally consisting of male students and designated by Greek letters.
(Ecology) A group of species in a community that use similar environmental resources in a similar way, such as a group of songbirds that all glean insects from leaves.
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  1. (Ecology) A group of species in a community that use similar environmental resources in a similar way, such as a group of songbirds that all glean insects from leaves.
  2. An association of persons of the same trade or pursuits, formed to protect mutual interests and maintain standards.
  3. Any association for mutual aid and the promotion of common interests
A compact or covenant made by nations, groups, or individuals for promoting common interests, assuring mutual protection, etc.
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  1. A compact or covenant made by nations, groups, or individuals for promoting common interests, assuring mutual protection, etc.
  2. A class or level of competition:
  3. An association or alliance of individuals, groups, or nations formed by such a covenant
A style of building:
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  1. A style of building:
  2. (Ecclesiastical) Any of several grades of the Christian ministry:
  3. A condition in which freedom from disorder or disruption is maintained through respect for established authority:
The administrative personnel of such a structure:
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  1. The administrative personnel of such a structure:
  2. A group of persons organized for a particular purpose; an association or business.
  3. A body of persons organized for some specific purpose, as a club, union, or society
Companionship; company:
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  1. Companionship; company:
  2. The totality of people regarded as forming a community of interdependent individuals:
  3. An organization or association of persons engaged in a common profession, activity, or interest:
A group of women or girls joined together by common interests, for fellowship, etc.
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  1. A group of women or girls joined together by common interests, for fellowship, etc.
  2. A chiefly social organization of women students at a college or university, usually designated by Greek letters.
  3. An association or a society of women.
An allying or being allied; specif., a union or joining, as of families by marriage
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  1. An allying or being allied; specif., a union or joining, as of families by marriage
  2. A formal agreement establishing such an association, especially an international treaty of friendship.
  3. A close association of nations or other groups, formed to advance common interests or causes:
Political or economic union; specif., the annexation of Austria by Germany in 1938
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  1. Political or economic union; specif., the annexation of Austria by Germany in 1938
(Canada, politics) Bloc Québécois
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  1. (Canada, politics) Bloc Québécois
  2. A group of legislators who, without regard to party affiliation, act together to advance some common interest of their constituents
  3. An alliance, often temporary, of political parties in a legislature
A political bloc in certain European countries
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  1. A political bloc in certain European countries
  2. A group of independent producers or sellers in a particular industry, or a group of businesses with a common interest, who have joined together to reduce competition between themselves by allocating markets, sharing knowledge, or controlling the price and production of a product or service. See also monopoly and oligopoly. A group of independent producers or sellers in a particular industry, or a group of businesses with a common interest, who have joined together to reduce competition between themselves by allocating markets, sharing knowledge, or controlling the price and production of a product or service. See also monopoly and oligopoly.
  3. An association of industrialists, business firms, etc. for establishing a national or international monopoly by price fixing, ownership of controlling stock, etc.; trust
A long-term cooperative alliance among a small number of male lions or cheetahs, especially to gain access to females or territory.
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  1. A long-term cooperative alliance among a small number of male lions or cheetahs, especially to gain access to females or territory.
  2. An alliance of factions, nations, etc., for some specific purpose, as of political parties in times of national emergency
  3. A combination; union
A group of people who have united for unlawful practices; a conspiracy.
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  1. A group of people who have united for unlawful practices; a conspiracy.
  2. People, groups, nations, or states united for some common purpose
  3. A league or alliance formed by such a union; federation or confederation
The union of the British North American colonies of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and the Province of Canada, brought about July 1, 1867, under the name Dominion of Canada.
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  1. The union of the British North American colonies of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and the Province of Canada, brought about July 1, 1867, under the name Dominion of Canada.
  2. Federal union of all the Canadian provinces and territories.
  3. In Newfoundland, the political union of Newfoundland with Canada.
The act of uniting or of forming a union of states, groups, etc. by agreement of each member to subordinate its power to that of the central authority in common affairs
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  1. The act of uniting or of forming a union of states, groups, etc. by agreement of each member to subordinate its power to that of the central authority in common affairs
  2. A league or association formed by federating, especially a government or political body established through federal union.
A square league.
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  1. A square league.
  2. An association or alliance of individuals, groups, or nations formed by such a covenant
  3. A class or level of competition:
A body of persons organized for some specific purpose, as a club, union, or society
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  1. A body of persons organized for some specific purpose, as a club, union, or society
  2. (Baseball) A major league club and all its farm teams.
  3. The administrative personnel of such a structure:
A state or condition of perfect harmony or accord:
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  1. A state or condition of perfect harmony or accord:
  2. Sameness of character:
  3. Singleness; unity
Unity of purpose, interest, or sympathy:
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  1. Unity of purpose, interest, or sympathy:
  2. A political movement begun in the labor unions of Poland that contributed to the fall of Communism in that country.
  3. Combination or agreement of all elements or individuals, as of a group; complete unity, as of opinion, purpose, interest, or feeling
The quality or fact of being a totality or whole or, esp., of being a union of related parts
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  1. The quality or fact of being a totality or whole or, esp., of being a union of related parts
  2. A whole that is a combination of parts:
  3. The state or quality of being in accord; harmony:
A conveyance or scheduled run providing continuing service between means of transportation:
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  1. A conveyance or scheduled run providing continuing service between means of transportation:
  2. A person, especially one of influence or importance, with whom one is associated, as by kinship or common interests:
  3. A telephone or telegraph line between points
The act of linking together or forming couples.
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  1. The act of linking together or forming couples.
  2. A method or device for joining two electric circuits for the transference of energy from one to the other
  3. A device that links or connects.
(Geology) A fracture or crack in a rock mass along which no appreciable movement has occurred.
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  1. (Geology) A fracture or crack in a rock mass along which no appreciable movement has occurred.
  2. A point in the exoskeleton of an invertebrate at which movable parts join, as along the leg of an arthropod.
  3. (Bot.) A point where a branch or leaf grows out of the stem
The act or process of joining or the condition of being joined.
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  1. The act or process of joining or the condition of being joined.
  2. A place where two things join or meet, especially a place where two roads or railway routes come together and one terminates.
  3. A connection between conductors or sections of a transmission line.
A particular or critical moment in the development of events; crisis
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  1. A particular or critical moment in the development of events; crisis
  2. A point or line of joining or connection; joint, as of two bones, or seam
  3. (Linguis.) The transition from one speech sound to the next, either within a word, as between (t) and (r) in nitrate (close juncture), or marking the boundaries between words, as between (t) and (r) in night rate (open juncture)
A line of junction formed by sewing together two pieces of material along their margins.
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  1. A line of junction formed by sewing together two pieces of material along their margins.
  2. A line across a surface, as a crack, fissure, or wrinkle.
  3. A line formed by the joining together of any separate pieces; line marking adjoining edges, as of boards
Find another word for union. In this page you can discover 127 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for union, like: the States, columbia, america, the land of the free and the home of the brave, god's country, the land of opportunity, the Colossus of the North, the Free States, Anti-Slavery States, the Northern States and federalists.