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union/ˈjuːnjən/noun
pluralunions
union
/ˈjuːnjən/
noun
pluralunions
Learner's definition of UNION  
[count] : an organization of workers formed to protect the rights and interests of its members
— called also "US"labor union"British"trade union
[noncount] : an act of joining two or more things together
[singular] : a group of states or nations that are ruled by one government or that agree to work together
the Union 
: the United States
◊ The State of the Union address is a yearly speech given by the U.S. President to Congress and the people to tell them about important things that are affecting the country.
   b : the group of northern states that supported the federal government during the American Civil War— often used as Union before another noun
[count] : an organized group of people, businesses, etc., that have the same purpose or interest
— see also student union
formal : the act of getting married or of causing two people to be married
[noncount]
[count]
— see also civil union
[count, noncount]formal : the activity or an act of having sex
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