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Union generally means that two or more things are joined into one. That can be an organization of several people or organizations, several objects combined into one, and so on. The term may mean:

In politics

In sports and entertainment

  • Unión de Santa Fe, Argentine professional football club
  • R. Union Saint-Gilloise, Belgian professional football club
  • Club Atlético Unión de Sunchales, lower league Argentine football club
  • Unión Magdalena a Colombian professional football club
  • The Union, a group of professional wrestlers in opposition to Vince McMahon in the World Wrestling Federation
  • The supporters' club of the A-League football side Melbourne Victory
  • Rugby Union
  • Union (album), a 1991 album by the musical group Yes
  • Union (band), an American heavy metal band
  • Union (comic), set in the Star Wars universe
  • Union (comics), a character published by Wildstorm
  • "Union", a song by Avail from their 2000 album One Wrench
  • "Union", a song by the Black Eyed Peas from their album Monkey Business

In education

The term student union can be used in either of two senses:

  • Students' union, a student organization at many colleges and universities dedicated to student governance (not common in USA, see below)
  • Student activity center, a building that typically hosts a "union" of student services (e.g., food service, health facilities, lounges) at such institutions (also known as a "student center" or "student commons")

In the United States, the phrase more commonly refers to the building. The phrase "student government" or "student senate" is usually used when referring to the subject of the "Students' union" article.

In transportation

  • Union Railroad, any of several railroad companies
  • Union (ship), a ship sunk in Fiji in 1804

In tradesmanship

  • Union (electrical), a term sometimes used for a butt connector used to splice wires
  • Union (hardware), a term sometimes used for a standoff that serves as an elongated nut
  • Union (plumbing), a pipe fitting

In numismatics

  • Union (coinage), a US gold coin that was worth $100 face value, it was never made because it would only be circulated among banks.

In mathematics and computer science

  • Union (set theory)
  • Union (SQL), an operator that combines the result of two SQL SELECT queries into a single result table
  • Union (computer science), a data structure that stores several types of data in the same location.
  • Union mount, a way to access separate file system directories as if they were but one.

As a surname

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