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union



I - noun
1. an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer (Freq. 27)
- you have to join the union in order to get a job
Syn:
labor union, trade union, trades union, brotherhood
Derivationally related forms:
trade unionist (for: trade union), unionize
Hypernyms:
organization, organisation
Hyponyms:
industrial union, vertical union, craft union, company union, Industrial Workers of the World,
IWW, I.W.W.
Part Holonyms:
labor movement, trade union movement, labor
2. the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes (Freq. 1)
- the casual couplings of adolescents
- the mating of some species occurs only in the spring
Syn:
coupling, mating, pairing, conjugation, sexual union
Derivationally related forms:
conjugate (for: conjugation), pair (for: pairing), mate (for: mating), couple (for: coupling)
Hypernyms:
sexual activity, sexual practice, sex, sex activity
Hyponyms:
assortative mating, disassortative mating, hybridization, hybridisation, crossbreeding,
crossbreeding, cross, interbreeding, hybridizing, inbreeding,
servicing, service
3. healing process involving the growing together of the edges of a wound or the growing together of broken bones
Syn:
conglutination
Derivationally related forms:
conglutinate (for: conglutination)
Hypernyms:
healing
4. a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets
- let C be the union of the sets A and B
Syn:
sum, join
Hypernyms:
set
Hyponyms:
direct sum
5. the state of being joined or united or linked
- there is strength in union
Syn:
unification
Ant:
separation
Hypernyms:
state
Hyponyms:
coalition, fusion, connection, link, connectedness,
connectedness, conjunction, conjugation, colligation, association,
marriage, syncretism
6. the act of making or becoming a single unit
- the union of opposing factions
- he looked forward to the unification of his family for the holidays
Syn:
unification, uniting, conjugation, jointure
Ant:
disunion
Derivationally related forms:
join (for: jointure), unite (for: uniting), unify (for: unification), unite
Hypernyms:
combination, combining, compounding
Hyponyms:
coalescence, coalescency, coalition, concretion, conglutination,
reunion, reunification, tribalization, tribalisation, umbrella
7. the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce)
- a long and happy marriage
- God bless this union
Syn:
marriage, matrimony, spousal relationship, wedlock
Derivationally related forms:
matrimonial (for: matrimony)
Topics:
law, jurisprudence
Hypernyms:
marital status
Hyponyms:
bigamy, common-law marriage, endogamy, intermarriage, inmarriage,
exogamy, marriage of convenience, misalliance, monandry, monogamy, monogamousness,
open marriage, cuckoldom, polygamy, sigeh
8. a political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations
- the Soviet Union
Hypernyms:
political unit, political entity
Hyponyms:
confederation, confederacy, federation, enosis, league, customs union
9. the occurrence of a uniting of separate parts
- lightning produced an unusual union of the metals
Hypernyms:
happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event
Hyponyms:
amphimixis, fusion, merger, unification, combining, combine
10. a device on a national flag emblematic of the union of two or more sovereignties (typically in the upper inner corner)
Hypernyms:
device

II - adjective
of trade unions
- the union movement
- union negotiations
- a union-shop clause in the contract
Ant:
nonunion
Similar to:
closed, organized, organised, unionized, unionised

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