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reunion 1

Line breaks: re|union
Pronunciation: /riːˈjuːnjən/
/riːˈjuːnɪən/

noun

1An instance of two or more people coming together again after a period of separation: she had a tearful reunion with her parents
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  • Within five days she flew home alone for a tearful reunion with her parents and he was arrested by German police.
  • On Waterloo Station, the scene of so many romantic reunions and separations, Rolf begins sketching the couple that will become the model for his interpretation of this work.
  • The scenes were repeated all along the border area, with tearful and emotional reunions between mothers and daughters, brothers and cousins.
1.1A social gathering attended by members of a group of people who have not seen each other for some time: a school reunion
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  • He attends Pueblo reunions but rarely socializes with other crew members.
  • War veterans attending an annual reunion at Bletchley Park were shocked to be confronted by German soldiers in full uniform and manning a machine gun.
  • We look forward to attending the official reunion and centenary celebrations over the October long weekend.
1.2 [mass noun] The action of being brought together again as a unified whole: the reunion of East and West Germany
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  • The human being is the ultimate form of creation from which the next step in spiritual evolution is reunion with or ascent into the Godhead.
  • China's reunion with capital-surplus Hong Kong has also come as a boon.
  • These models have examined the problems that might arise from the reunion of diverged parental genomes.

Origin

Early 17th century: from French réunion or Anglo-Latin reunio(n-), from Latin reunire 'unite'.

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Réunion 2 Line breaks: Ré|union
Pronunciation: /riːˈjuːnjən/
/riːˈjuːnɪən/ /ʀeynjɔ̃/
A volcanically active, subtropical island in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar, one of the Mascarene Islands; population 807,000 (est. 2007); capital, Saint-Denis. A French possession since 1638, the island became an administrative region of France in 1974.

Words that rhyme with Réunion

Cameroonian, communion, Mancunian, Neptunian, union

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