What does unitary mean?

Definitions for unitary
ˈyu nɪˌtɛr iuni·ta·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unitaryadjective

    relating to or characterized by or aiming toward unity

    "the unitary principles of nationalism"; "a unitary movement in politics"

  2. unitaryadjective

    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"

  3. unitaryadjective

    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"

  4. one(a), unitaryadjective

    having the indivisible character of a unit

    "a unitary action"; "spoke with one voice"


  1. unitarynoun

    A unitary council

  2. unitarynoun

    A unitary operator

  3. unitaryadjective

    Having the quality of oneness.

  4. unitaryadjective

    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

  5. unitaryadjective

    Pertaining to a unit.

    Ex. unitary matrix


  1. unitary

    Unitary, in general, refers to something that pertains to a unit or single entity. It's often used in different contexts across multiple fields such as mathematics, physics, computing, and political science. Typically, it emphasizes the characteristic of forming a single, cohesive, or indivisible entity or function. It may refer to concepts like a unitary transformation, a unitary government, a unitary matrix in mathematics, etc. The specific meaning usually depends on the context in which it is used.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unitaryadjective

    of or pertaining to a unit or units; relating to unity; as, the unitary method in arithmetic

  2. Unitaryadjective

    of the nature of a unit; not divided; united

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unitary in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unitary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of unitary in a Sentence

  1. David Andrew Weinberg:

    Saudi Arabia’s King Salman said at the beginning of the campaign that the goal was to create a unitary, stable Yemen … frankly, if that is his goal, he’s guaranteed failure.

  2. Stephen Vladeck:

    His views of the President's constitutional authority would call into question at least some of the means through which a sitting president can be investigated, there's no question other investigative avenues remain, especially through Congress. But the' unitary executive' theory that Judge Kavanaugh has so often embraced is difficult to reconcile with even a somewhat-independent prosecutor within the executive branch who doesn't serve at the pleasure of the President.

  3. Yolande Bouka:

    Let's not lump them all into an armed militia, imbonerakure is not a unitary actor.

  4. William Consovoy:

    That is the cost of having a unitary executive, that is the choice of the framers of our constitution.

  5. Bronwyn Davies:

    It is no longer my moral duty as a human being to achieve an integrated and unitary set of explanations for my thoughts and feelings.

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