unionism

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations'unionism', 'Unionism': /ˈjuːnjəˌnɪzəm/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈyunyəˌnɪzəm/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(yo̅o̅nyə niz′əm)




WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
un•ion•ism  (yo̅o̅nyə niz′əm),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Businessthe principle of union, esp. trade unionism.
  2. Businessattachment to a union.
  3. American History(cap.) loyalty to the federal union of the United States of America, esp. at the time of the Civil War.
  • union + -ism 1835–45

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
unionism /ˈjuːnjəˌnɪzəm/ n
  1. the principles of trade unions
  2. adherence to the principles of trade unions
  3. the principle or theory of any union
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
un•ion•ize /ˈyunyəˌnaɪz/USA pronunciation   v.,  -ized, -iz•ing. 
  1. Businessto organize (workers) into a labor union: [+ object]to unionize the workers.[no object]The workers unionized.
un•ion•ism /ˈyunyəˌnɪzəm/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]See -uni-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
un•ion•ize  (yo̅o̅nyə nīz′),USA pronunciation v.,  -ized, -iz•ing. 
v.t. 
  1. Businessto form into a union.
  2. Businessto organize into a labor union;
    bring into or incorporate in a labor union.
  3. Businessto subject to the rules of a labor union.

v.i. 
  1. Businessto form a union.
  2. Businessto join in a labor union.
Also,[esp. Brit.,] union•ise′.  un′ion•i•zation, n. 
union•iz′er, n. 
  • union + -ize 1835–45

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
ˈUnionˌism /ˈjuːnjəˌnɪzəm/ n
  1. (sometimes not capital) the principles or adherence to the principles of Unionists
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