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

Examples of unified in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Russian President Vladimir Putin and China’s Xi Jinping put their countries’ partnership on red-carpet display in Beijing on Thursday, aiming to project a unified alternative to the West as each faces pressure amid Moscow’s war on Ukraine. Stephanie Yang, Los Angeles Times, 16 May 2024 This gap spans both federal oversight, such as OSHA, and state-level directives, contributing to a patchwork of protections that vary significantly by location, underscoring the need for unified, comprehensive guidelines that specifically address heat exposure risks. Ashley Ward and Jordan Clark, STAT, 10 May 2024 Congress should allocate funding to support these efforts, with the White House’s new Office of Pandemic Preparedness and Response coordinating a unified response across the CDC, USDA, and FDA. Michael Mina, TIME, 9 May 2024 The unified search command led by the U.S. Navy also recovered the bodies of Alejandro Hernandez Fuentes, 35; Dorlian Ronial Castillo Cabrera, 26; Carlos Hernandez, 24; and Maynor Suazo Sandoval, 38. Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott released a statement Tuesday following the recovery of López's body. Jonathan Franklin, NPR, 8 May 2024 In a rare form of unified opposition, several school principals signed up to speak during the public comment section about the potential start times. Krista Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 8 May 2024 This year, current leader Kim Jong Un has moved to strike the idea of peaceful reunification from the country’s constitution and taken down monuments set up by his father and grandfather dedicated to the concept of a unified peninsula. TIME, 8 May 2024 Both of these women could’ve benefited from more unified support. 538 Staff, ABC News, 7 May 2024 To put on the show, a unified council supported increasing the funding for the 15-minute display from the $42,000 that nearly 900 pyrotechnic shells would have cost to $75,000 for 300 drones. Erika I. Ritchie, Orange County Register, 3 May 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unified was in 1859

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“Unified.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unified. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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