Definitions for unitaryˈyu nɪˌtɛr i
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
u•ni•tar•yˈyu nɪˌtɛr i(adj.)
of or pertaining to a unit or units.
of, pertaining to, characterized by, or aiming toward unity.
of the nature of a unit; whole.
Origin of unitary:
relating to or characterized by or aiming toward unity
"the unitary principles of nationalism"; "a unitary movement in politics"
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"
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"
having the indivisible character of a unit
"a unitary action"; "spoke with one voice"
A unitary council
A unitary operator
Having the quality of oneness.
Relating to a system of government in which sovereign power is concentrated in a single body instead of being shared or possessed by more local bodies.
Ex. unitary authority
Pertaining to a unit.
Ex. unitary matrix
of or pertaining to a unit or units; relating to unity; as, the unitary method in arithmetic
of the nature of a unit; not divided; united