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unitary (adj.)

1847, "characterized by unity or uniformity;" 1865, "of or relating to a unit;" see unit + -ary.

updated on February 27, 2014

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Definitions of unitary from WordNet

unitary (adj.)
having the indivisible character of a unit;
a unitary action
Synonyms: one
unitary (adj.)
relating to or characterized by or aiming toward unity;
the unitary principles of nationalism
a unitary movement in politics
unitary (adj.)
of or pertaining to or involving the use of units;
established a unitary distance on which to base subsequent calculations
a unitary method was applied
unitary (adj.)
characterized by or constituting a form of government in which power is held by one central authority;
a unitary as opposed to a federal form of government
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