unitary

Use the adjective unitary to describe something that has or desires unity, or oneness.

Just as the United States are joined together as one, words such as united and unity have to do with oneness or coming together into a single entity. The same is true of unitary. A unitary concert brings different kinds of music together. Unitary philosophy deals with how everything is part of a whole. There are many technical uses of this word, but they all have to do with uniting something.

Primary Meanings of unitary

1.
adj
having the indivisible character of a unit
2.
adj
of or pertaining to or involving the use of units
Full Definitions of unitary
1

adj having the indivisible character of a unit

“a unitary action”
Synonyms:
one
united
characterized by unity; being or joined into a single entity

adj characterized by or constituting a form of government in which power is held by one central authority

“a unitary as opposed to a federal form of government”
Antonyms:
federal
characterized by or constituting a form of government in which power is divided between one central and several regional authorities

adj relating to or characterized by or aiming toward unity

“the unitary principles of nationalism”
“a unitary movement in politics”
2

adj of or pertaining to or involving the use of units

“a unitary method was applied”
“established a unitary distance on which to base subsequent calculations”

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