uni·​fied | \ ˈyü-nə-ˌfīd How to pronounce unified (audio) \

Definition of unified

: brought together as one Although police subculture is often treated as a unified and coherent whole, it is, in fact, riven by conflict and contradictions in normative orders.— Steve Herbert For the rebels, loss of these bases was not only tactical but also factional: members of what had been considered a unified ethnic group and the core of the rebel movements in Burma could no longer maintain their group integrity.— Curtis N. Thomson As it is, the fact of a single unified sovereignty ensures that these regions must remain persistently stunted relative to those of central Japan.— Jane Jacobs In fact, our culture is not one unified system but rather consists of competing systems …— Thomas McLaughlin

First Known Use of unified

1859, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about unified

Time Traveler for unified

Time Traveler

The first known use of unified was in 1859

See more words from the same year

Statistics for unified

Cite this Entry

“Unified.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unified. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on unified

What made you want to look up unified? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three bears two of them look like theyre whispering to a third bear who looks chuffed to be the center of attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!