n.1.The act of uniting or joining two or more things into one, or the state of being united or joined; junction; coalition; combination.
2.Agreement and conjunction of mind, spirit, will, affections, or the like; harmony; concord.
3.That which is united, or made one; something formed by a combination or coalition of parts or members; a confederation; a consolidated body; a league; as, the weavers have formed a union; trades unions have become very numerous; the United States of America are often called the Union.
4.A textile fabric composed of two or more materials, as cotton, silk, wool, etc., woven together.
5.A large, fine pearl.
6.A device emblematic of union, used on a national flag or ensign, sometimes, as in the military standard of Great Britain, covering the whole field; sometimes, as in the flag of the United States, and the English naval and marine flag, occupying the upper inner corner, the rest of the flag being called the fly. Also, a flag having such a device; especially, the flag of Great Britain.
7.(Mach.) A joint or other connection uniting parts of machinery, or the like, as the elastic pipe of a tender connecting it with the feed pipe of a locomotive engine; especially, a pipe fitting for connecting pipes, or pipes and fittings, in such a way as to facilitate disconnection.
8.(Brewing) A cask suspended on trunnions, in which fermentation is carried on.
Hypostatic union
(Theol.) See under Hypostatic.
Latin union
See under Latin.
Legislative Union
(Eng. Hist.) the union of Great Britain and Ireland, which took place Jan. 1, 1801.
(Eng. Hist.) the act by which Scotland was united to England, or by which the two kingdoms were incorporated into one, in 1707.
Union by the first intention
(Surg.) See To heal by the first intention, or To heal by the second intention, under Intention.
Union down
(Naut.) a signal of distress at sea made by reversing the flag, or turning its union downward.
Union jack
(Naut.) See Jack, n., 10.
Union joint
a - (Mech.) A joint formed by means of a union.
b - A piece of pipe made in the form of the letter T.
One kingdom, joy, and union without end.
- Milton.
Noun1.Unionunion - an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer; "you have to join the union in order to get a job"
2.Union - the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War); "he has visited every state in the Union"; "Lee hoped to detach Maryland from the Union"; "the North's superior resources turned the scale"
Synonyms: North
3.Unionunion - the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes; "the casual couplings of adolescents"; "the mating of some species occurs only in the spring"
4.union - the state of being joined or united or linked; "there is strength in union"
Synonyms: unification
separation - the state of lacking unity
5.Unionunion - the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce); "a long and happy marriage"; "God bless this union"
6.union - healing process involving the growing together of the edges of a wound or the growing together of broken bones
Synonyms: conglutination
7.union - a political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations; "the Soviet Union"
8.union - 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"
Synonyms: join, sum
9.union - the occurrence of a uniting of separate parts; "lightning produced an unusual union of the metals"
10.union - a device on a national flag emblematic of the union of two or more sovereignties (typically in the upper inner corner)
11.union - 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"
disunion - the termination or destruction of union
Adj.1.Union - being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the Civil War; "Union soldiers"; "Federal forces"; "a Federal infantryman"
Synonyms: Federal
2.union - of trade unions; "the union movement"; "union negotiations"; "a union-shop clause in the contract"
nonunion - not belonging to or not allowing affiliation with a trade union; "nonunion carpenters"; "a nonunion contractor"

UNION. By this word is understood the United States of America; as, all good citizens will support the Union.

1.(set theory)union - An operation on two sets which returns the set of all elements that are a member of either or both of the argument sets; normally written as an infix upper-case U symbol. The operator generalises to zero or more sets by taking the union of the current partial result (initially the empty set) with the next argument set, in any order.

For example, (a, b, c) U (c, d, e) = (a, b, c, d, e)
2.(programming)union - A type whose values may be of one of a number of other types, thet current type depending on conditions that are only known at run-time. A variable of union type must be allocated sufficient storage space to hold the largest component type. Some unions include extra information to say which type of value the union currently has (a "tagged union"), others rely on the program to keep track of this independently.

A union contrasts with a structure or record which stores values of all component types at once.
3.(database)union - An SQL operator that concatenates two result sets, that must have the same number and types of columns. The operator may be followed by the word "ALL" to indicate that results that appear in both sets should appear twice in the output.
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Uninterruptible Power Supply
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