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English Dictionary: Un by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
UN
n
  1. an organization of independent states formed in 1945 to promote international peace and security
    Synonym(s): United Nations, UN
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Un- \Un-\ [OE. & AS. un-; akin to OFries. un-, D. on-, OS.,
      OHG., & G. un-, Icel. [omac]-, [umac]-, Sw. o-, Dan. u-, W.
      an-, L. in-, Gr. [?], [?], Skr. an-, a-. [fb]193. Cf. {A-}
      not {In-} not, No, adv.]
      An inseparable prefix, or particle, signifying not; in-;
      non-. In- is prefixed mostly to words of Latin origin, or
      else to words formed by Latin suffixes; un- is of much wider
      application, and is attached at will to almost any adjective,
      or participle used adjectively, or adverb, from which it may
      be desired to form a corresponding negative adjective or
      adverb, and is also, but less freely, prefixed to nouns. Un-
      sometimes has merely an intensive force; as in unmerciless,
      unremorseless.
      I . Un- is prefixed to adjectives, or to words used
         adjectively. Specifically:
      (a) To adjectives, to denote the absence of the quality
            designated by the adjective; as,

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Un- \Un-\ [OE. un-, on-, the unaccented form of the accented
      prefix and- (cf. {Answer}); akin to D. ont-, G. ent-, OHG.
      int-, Goth. and-. See {Anti-}.]
      An inseparable verbal prefix or particle. It is prefixed:
      (a) To verbs to express the contrary, and not the simple
            negative, of the action of the verb to which it is
            prefixed; as in uncoil, undo, unfold.
      (b) To nouns to form verbs expressing privation of the thing,
            quality, or state expressed by the noun, or separation
            from it; as in unchild, unsex. Sometimes particles and
            participial adjectives formed with this prefix coincide
            in form with compounds of the negative prefix un- (see 2d
            {Un-}); as in undone (from undo), meaning unfastened,
            ruined; and undone (from 2d un- and done) meaning not
            done, not finished. Un- is sometimes used with an
            intensive force merely; as in unloose.
  
      Note: Compounds of this prefix are given in full in their
               proper order in the Vocabulary.
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