European Union
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˌjʊəɹəˈpiːən ˈjuːnjən/, /ˌjɔːɹəˈpiːən ˈjuːnjən/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˌjʊɹəˈpiən ˈjunjən/, /ˌjɝɹəˈpi.ən ˈjunjən/
Proper noun
  1. A supranational organisation, consisting of 27 member states, created in the 1950s to bring the nations of Europe into closer economic and political connection.
    • 1992, Maastricht Treaty,
      ...IN VIEW of further steps to be taken in order to advance European integration,
      HAVE DECIDED to establish a European Union and to this end have designated as their plenipotentiaries...
  2. (historical) An antifascist resistance group active during Germany’s Nazi era.
Synonyms
  • (European supranational organisation) EU (initialism), EUSSR (derogatory)
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