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noun uni·ty \ˈyü-nə-tē\

: the state of being in full agreement

: a way of combining the parts in a work of art or literature so that they seem to belong together

plural uni·ties

Full Definition of UNITY

a :  the quality or state of not being multiple :  oneness
b (1) :  a definite amount taken as one or for which 1 is made to stand in calculation <in a table of natural sines the radius of the circle is regarded as unity>
(2) :  identity element
a :  a condition of harmony :  accord
b :  continuity without deviation or change (as in purpose or action)
a :  the quality or state of being made one :  unification
b :  a combination or ordering of parts in a literary or artistic production that constitutes a whole or promotes an undivided total effect; also :  the resulting singleness of effect or symmetry and consistency of style and character
:  a totality of related parts :  an entity that is a complex or systematic whole
:  any of three principles of dramatic structure derived by French classicists from Aristotle's Poetics and requiring a play to have a single action represented as occurring in one place and within one day
capitalized :  a 20th century American religious movement that emphasizes spiritual sources of health and prosperity

Examples of UNITY

  1. a sense of national unity
  2. <there's an aesthetic unity to the sculpture garden that makes it an ideal spot for quiet relaxing>

Origin of UNITY

Middle English unite, from Anglo-French unité, from Latin unitat-, unitas, from unus one — more at one
First Known Use: 14th century
UNITIES Defined for Kids


noun uni·ty \ˈyü-nə-tē\
plural uni·ties

Definition of UNITY for Kids

:  the quality or state of being one
:  the state of those who are in full agreement :  harmony <Why can't we live in unity?>


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