- United Nations
- /junaɪtəd ˈneɪʃənz/ (say yoohnuytuhd 'nayshuhnz)
1. Also, United Nations Organisation. an international association of nations formed in 1945 to promote international peace and cooperation. Abbrev.: UN, UNO
2. the nations that signed the joint declaration in Washington, DC, 2 January 1942, pledging to employ full resources against the Axis powers, not to make a separate peace, etc.
Usage: For def. 1, the spelling -isation used in the variant name is in line with standard Australian practice. However, the official English language name of this body is spelt with -ization. See note at -ise1.
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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