Meaning of UNITY in English


/ ˈjuːnəti; NAmE / noun ( pl. -ies )


[ U , sing. ] the state of being in agreement and working together; the state of being joined together to form one unit :

European unity

a plea for unity within the party

unity of purpose

OPP disunity


[ U ] ( in art, etc. ) the state of looking or being complete in a natural and pleasing way :

The design lacks unity.


[ C ] ( in literature and theatre ) any of the principles of classical or neoclassical theatre that restrict the action of a play to a single story, day and place :

the unities of action, time and place


[ sing. ] ( formal ) a single thing that may consist of a number of different parts :

If society is to exist as a unity, its members must have shared values.


[ U ] ( mathematics ) the number one



Middle English : from Old French unite , from Latin unitas , from unus one.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.