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noun     union pronunciation in American English
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  1. 2
    [countable] an organization or club for people or groups that share an interest or aim, for example protecting the rights of particular groups

    the American Civil Liberties Union

  2. 3




    [countable] a group of states or countries that join together

    the European Union

    1. b.

      the Union

      the Northern States of the U.S. during the American Civil War
  3. 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.

  4. 5
    [countable/uncountable] formal the process of getting married, or the state of being married
  5. 6
    [countable/uncountable] very formal the activity of having sex
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