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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 un- /ˌʌn, ||ˈʌn ||ˈ||/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Un-.  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 unbend, 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Un-.  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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : an organization of independent states formed in 1945 to
          promote international peace and security [syn: United