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un·ion·ism

 (yo͞on′yə-nĭz′əm)
n.
1.
a. Belief in or support for a union or unions, especially a labor union or labor unions generally.
b. The principles, theory, or system of a union or unions, especially a labor union or labor unions generally.
2. The principle or theory of forming a union.
3. The principles, theory, or system of a union, especially a trade union.
4. Unionism
a. Loyalty to the United Kingdom, especially in support of its sovereignty over Northern Ireland.
b. Loyalty to the federal government of the United States during the Civil War.

unionism

(ˈjuːnjəˌnɪzəm)
n
1. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) the principles of trade unions
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) adherence to the principles of trade unions
3. the principle or theory of any union

Unionism

(ˈjuːnjəˌnɪzəm)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (sometimes not capital) the principles or adherence to the principles of Unionists
2. (Historical Terms) (sometimes not capital) the principles or adherence to the principles of Unionists

un•ion•ism

(ˈyun yəˌnɪz əm)

n.
1. the principle of union, esp. trade unionism.
2. (cap.) loyalty to the federal union of the U.S., esp. during the Civil War.
[1835–45]
un′ion•ist, n., adj.
un`ion•is′tic, adj.

unionism

the practices and policies of a labor union. — unionist, n., adj.
See also: Organized Labor
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unionism - the system or principles and theory of labor unionsunionism - the system or principles and theory of labor unions
labor movement, trade union movement, labor - an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement
Translations

unionism

[ˈjuːnjənɪzəm] N
1. (Ind) → sindicalismo m
2. Unionism (Brit) (Pol) → unionismo m

unionism

[ˈjuːnjənɪzəm] n
(POLITICS)unionisme m
(= IND) (also trade unionism) → syndicalisme m

unionism

n
(= trade unionism)Gewerkschaftswesen nt
(Pol) → Einigungsbewegung f; Unionism (Brit) → Unionismus m, → unionistische Bewegung
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