Definition of reunion noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌriːˈjuːniən//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈjuːniən//
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  1. 1[countable] a social occasion or party attended by a group of people who have not seen each other for a long time a family reunion the school’s annual reunion a reunion of the class of ’85
  2. 2[countable, uncountable] reunion (with somebody) | reunion (between A and B) the act of people coming together after they have been apart for some time an emotional reunion between mother and son Christmas is a time of reunion.
  3. 3[uncountable] the action of becoming a single group or organization again the reunion of the Church of England with the Church of Rome
  4. Word Originearly 17th cent.: from French réunion or Anglo-Latin reunio(n-), from Latin reunire ‘unite’.Extra examples He left the group during the 1997 reunion tour. I think it’s time to arrange a little reunion. It was an emotional reunion after 25 years apart. Let’s have a party to celebrate our reunion. The reunion is held every two years. We organized a reunion for former company employees. a tearful reunion with his family the reunion of two old friends The seventh annual reunion will take place in March. a school reunion
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: reunion