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Dictionary Definition

unitary adj
1 relating to or characterized by or aiming toward unity; "the unitary principles of nationalism"; "a unitary movement in politics"
2 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 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" [ant: federal]
4 having the indivisible character of a unit; "a unitary action"; "spoke with one voice" [syn: one(a)]

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  1. Having the quality of oneness.
    Ex. unitary authority
  2. Pertaining to a unit.
    Ex. unitary matrix


Extensive Definition

Unitary may refer to:
In mathematics, see:
For the role played by the mathematical concept of unitarity in physics, see:
unitary in Spanish: Unitario
unitary in French: Unitaire

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