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)]
Unitary may refer to:
- In Automotive design, unitary construction is another common term for a unibody or monocoque construction.
- In Christian doctrine, unitarianism is the belief in a "unitary God" as opposed to the concept of the Trinity.
- Unitary state and Unitary authority - types of political regions.
- Unitary enterprise- Type of Government owned corporation in Russia and Belarus.
- Promoters of Unitary Executive theoryhttp://www.users.muohio.edu/kelleycs/unitary.pdf call themselves "unitarians".
- Unitary System.
In mathematics, see:
- Unitary matrix,
- Unitary operator,
- Unitary transformation,
- Unitary group,
- Unitary representation,
- Note:Some authors use the word "unitary" synonymously with unital, which for a module implies the underlying ring has multiplicative identity which acts as the identity on it, and for an algebra implies that the algebra itself has a mutliplicative identity.
unitary in Spanish: Unitario
unitary in French: Unitaire