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noun union pronunciation in American English /ˈjunjən/
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singularunion
pluralunions
  1. 1
    [countable] an organization that represents the workers in a particular industry and tries to improve pay, conditions, etc.
    We encourage all employees to join a union.
    the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union
    government attempts to reduce the power of the unions
    1. a.
      [only before noun] belonging to or connected with a union
      union members/officials/representatives
    See also labor union
  2. 4
    [singular/uncountable] the process of joining things or people together
    1. a.
      the state of being joined together
      union with: Their aim is closer political and economic union with Europe.
  3. 6
    [countable/uncountable] very formal the activity of having sex
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