Meaning of UNITARY in English


— unitariness , n.

/yooh"ni ter'ee/ , adj.

1. of or pertaining to a unit or units.

2. of, pertaining to, characterized by, or aiming toward unity: the unitary principles of nationalism.

3. of the nature of a unit; having the indivisible character of a unit; whole.

4. serving as a unit, as of measurement or estimation.

5. of or pertaining to the use of units: A unitary method was applied.

6. Govt. of or pertaining to a system of government in which the executive, legislative, and judicial powers of each state in a body of states are vested in a central authority.

[ 1810-20; UNIT, UNIT(Y) + -ARY ]

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