unity
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈjuːnɪtɪ/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈjunɪti/

Noun

unity

  1. (uncountable) Oneness; the state or fact of being one undivided entity.
    • 1846, E. A. Poe, The Philosophy of Composition
      If any literary work is too long to be read at one sitting, we must be content to dispense with the immensely important effect derivable from unity of impression - for, if two sittings be required, the affairs of the world interfere, and everything like totality is at once destroyed.
  2. Agreement; harmony.
  3. A single undivided thing, seen as complete in itself.
    • 1999, Joyce Crick, translating Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams, Oxford 2008, p. 137:
      If a single day has brought us two or more experiences suitable to initiate a dream, the dream will unite references to them both into a single whole; it obeys a compulsion to form a unity transterm Einheit out of them.
  4. (drama) Any of the three classical rules of drama: unity of action (nothing should be admitted not directly relevant to the development of the plot), unity of place (the scenes should be set in the same place), and unity of time (all the events should be such as might happen within a single day).
  5. (mathematics) The number 1 or any element of a set or field that behaves under a given operation as the number 1 behaves under multiplication.
  6. (legal) The peculiar characteristics of an estate held by several in joint tenancy.
  7. (Quakerism) The form of consensus in a Quaker meeting for business which signals that a decision has been reached. In order to achieve unity, everyone who does not agree with the decision must explicitly stand aside, possibly being recorded in the minutes as doing so.
Synonyms Antonyms Related terms Translations Translations
  • German: Einheit
  • Russian: еди́нство
Translations
Unity
Proper noun
  1. A female given name.
    • 1996, John H. Waller, The Unseen War in Europe
      Hitler, it seemed, had two engagements in Munich that day; one was a visit with Unity Mitford, a Nazi sympathizer belonging to the well-known British Mitford family, who was recovering in a Munich hospital from an attempted suicide.
  2. A town in Saskatchewan, Canada.
  3. An unincorporated community in Franklin County, Georgia.
  4. An unincorporated community in Alexander County, Illinois, also known as Hodges Park Station, Illinois.
  5. A small unincorporated community in Boyd County, Kentucky.
  6. A town/and/CDP in Waldo County, Maine.
  7. An unorganized territory in Kennebec County, Maine.
  8. An unincorporated community in Scotland County, Missouri.
  9. A town in Sullivan County, New Hampshire.
  10. An unincorporated community in Adams County, Ohio.
  11. An unincorporated community in Columbiana County, Ohio.
  12. A tiny city in Baker County, Oregon.
  13. An unincorporated community in Lane County, Oregon.
  14. A small town in Clark County, Wisconsin.
  15. A village in Clark County, and, located partly within the town of Unity, Clark County, Wisconsin.
  16. A small town in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin.



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