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A community of northeast New Jersey west-northwest of Elizabeth. Settled c. 1749 by colonists from Connecticut, it is a manufacturing center. Population: 55,000.

un·ion  (ynyn)
a. The act of uniting or the state of being united.
b. A combination so formed, especially an alliance or confederation of people, parties, or political entities for mutual interest or benefit.
2. Mathematics A set, every member of which is an element of one or another of two or more given sets.
3. Agreement or harmony resulting from the uniting of individuals; concord.
a. The state of matrimony; marriage: The element that was to make possible such a union was trust in each others love (Kate Chopin).
b. Sexual intercourse.
a. A combination of parishes for joint administration of relief for the poor in Great Britain.
b. A workhouse maintained by such a union.
6. A labor union.
7. A coupling device for connecting parts, such as pipes or rods.
8. A device on a flag or ensign, occupying the upper inner corner or the entire field, that signifies the union of two or more sovereignties.
9. often Union
a. An organization at a college or university that provides facilities for recreation; a student union.
b. A building housing such facilities.
10. Union The United States of America regarded as a national unit, especially during the Civil War.
1. Union Of, relating to, or loyal to the United States of America during the Civil War: a Union soldier.
2. Of or relating to a labor union or labor union organizing: the union movement; union negotiations.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin ni, nin-, from Latin nus, one; see oi-no- in Indo-European roots.]

union [ˈjuːnjən]
1. the condition of being united, the act of uniting, or a conjunction formed by such an act
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an association, alliance, or confederation of individuals or groups for a common purpose, esp political
3. agreement or harmony
4. (Business / Industrial Relations & HR Terms) short for trade union
5. the act or state of marriage or sexual intercourse
6. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a device on a flag representing union, such as another flag depicted in the top left corner
7. (Engineering / Mechanical Engineering) a device for coupling or linking parts, such as pipes
8. (Social Science / Education) (often capital)
a.  an association of students at a university or college formed to look after the students interests, provide facilities for recreation, etc.
b.  the building or buildings housing the facilities of such an organization
9. (Mathematics) Also called join Maths a set containing all members of two given sets. Symbol: ⋃, as in A⋃B
10. (Historical Terms) (Social Welfare) (in 19th-century England)
a.  a number of parishes united for the administration of poor relief
b.  a workhouse supported by such a combination
11. (Clothing, Personal Arts & Crafts / Textiles) Textiles a piece of cloth or fabric consisting of two different kinds of yarn
12. (Business / Industrial Relations & HR Terms) (modifier) of or related to a union, esp a trade union
[from Church Latin ūniō oneness, from Latin ūnus one]

Union [ˈjuːnjən]
1. (Historical Terms) (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Brit
a.  the union of England and Wales from 1543
b.  the union of the English and Scottish crowns (1603-1707)
c.  the union of England and Scotland from 1707
d.  the political union of Great Britain and Ireland (1801-1920)
e.  the union of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from 1920
2. (Historical Terms) (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) US
a.  the United States of America
b.  the northern states of the US during the Civil War
c.  (as modifier) Union supporters
3. (Placename) (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) short for the Union of South Africa

union  (ynyn)
A set whose members belong to at least one of a group of two or more given sets. The union of the sets {1,2,3} and {3,4,5} is the set {1,2,3,4,5}, and the union of the sets {6,7} and {11,12,13} is the set {6,7,11,12,13}. The symbol for union is . Compare intersection.

union  /yunyn/  n. 1 [C] an organization of workers: He joined a carpenters union. 2 [C;U] a marriage: The union of two people in marriage is a wonderful thing. 3 [C;U] a joining of forces: A union of nations brings peace to the world. 4 [C;U] a biological joining: A union of two cells occurred after we increased the temperature by five degrees in the lab. union

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