Definition - union

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union
  1. 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"
  2. 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"
  3. a device on a national flag emblematic of the union of two or more sovereignties (typically in the upper inner corner)
  4. the occurrence of a uniting of separate parts; "lightning produced an unusual union of the metals"
  5. 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"
  6. an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer; "you have to join the union in order to get a job"
  7. a political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations; "the Soviet Union"
  8. the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War);

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