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 us   /ʌn/
used to add the meaning "not," "lacking," or "the opposite of" to adjectives, adverbs, verbs, and nouns: unaided; unalterable; unaltered; unanticipated; unappreciated; unapproachable; unassigned; unassisted; unattainable; unbiased; uncommunicative; unconfined; unconvinced; uncultured; undefined; undiminished; uneconomical; unlicensed; unmodified; unmonitored; unmotivated; unobtainable; unpublished; unregulated; unrestricted; unrestrictive; unscheduled; unstressed; unstructured; unsustainable

UNnoun [U]

 us   /ˈjuˈen/
abbreviation for United Nations (= an international organization that was established in 1945 to maintain world peace)
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“un-” in British English

“un-” in American English

A bunch of stuff about plurals
A bunch of stuff about plurals
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May 24, 2016
by Colin McIntosh One of the many ways in which English differs from other languages is its use of uncountable nouns to talk about collections of objects: as well as never being used in the plural, they’re never used with a or an. Examples are furniture (plural in German and many other languages), cutlery (plural in Italian), and

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