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NOUN (3)

1. an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting;
- Example: "the integrity of the nervous system is required for normal development"
- Example: "he took measures to insure the territorial unity of Croatia"
[syn: integrity, unity, wholeness]

2. the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number;
- Example: "he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it"
- Example: "they had lunch at one"
[syn: one, 1, I, ace, single, unity]

3. the quality of being united into one;
[syn: oneness, unity]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Unity \U"ni*ty\, n.; pl. Unities. [OE. unite, F. unit['e], L. unitas, from unus one. See One, and cf. Unit.] 1. The state of being one; oneness. [1913 Webster] Whatever we can consider as one thing suggests to the understanding the idea of unity. --Locks. [1913 Webster] Note: Unity is affirmed of a simple substance or indivisible monad, or of several particles or parts so intimately and closely united as to constitute a separate body or thing. See the Synonyms under Union. [1913 Webster] 2. Concord; harmony; conjunction; agreement; uniformity; as, a unity of proofs; unity of doctrine. [1913 Webster] Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! --Ps. cxxxiii. 1. [1913 Webster] 3. (Math.) Any definite quantity, or aggregate of quantities or magnitudes taken as one, or for which 1 is made to stand in calculation; thus, in a table of natural sines, the radius of the circle is regarded as unity. [1913 Webster] Note: The number 1, when it is not applied to any particular thing, is generally called unity. [1913 Webster] 4. (Poetry & Rhet.) In dramatic composition, one of the principles by which a uniform tenor of story and propriety of representation are preserved; conformity in a composition to these; in oratory, discourse, etc., the due subordination and reference of every part to the development of the leading idea or the eastablishment of the main proposition. [1913 Webster] Note: In the Greek drama, the three unities required were those of action, of time, and of place; that is, that there should be but one main plot; that the time supposed should not exceed twenty-four hours; and that the place of the action before the spectators should be one and the same throughout the piece. [1913 Webster] 5. (Fine Arts & Mus.) Such a combination of parts as to constitute a whole, or a kind of symmetry of style and character. [1913 Webster] 6. (Law) The peculiar characteristics of an estate held by several in joint tenancy. [1913 Webster] Note: The properties of it are derived from its unity, which is fourfold; unity of interest, unity of title, unity of time, and unity of possession; in other words, joint tenants have one and the same interest, accruing by one and the same conveyance, commencing at the same time, and held by one and the same undivided possession. Unity of possession is also a joint possession of two rights in the same thing by several titles, as when a man, having a lease of land, afterward buys the fee simple, or, having an easement in the land of another, buys the servient estate. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] At unity, at one. Unity of type. (Biol.) See under Type. [1913 Webster] Syn: Union; oneness; junction; concord; harmony. See Union. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

unity n 1: an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting; "the integrity of the nervous system is required for normal development"; "he took measures to insure the territorial unity of Croatia" [syn: integrity, unity, wholeness] 2: the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number; "he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it"; "they had lunch at one" [syn: one, 1, I, ace, single, unity] 3: the quality of being united into one [syn: oneness, unity]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

165 Moby Thesaurus words for "unity": accord, accordance, affinity, agape, agreement, amity, bonds of harmony, brotherly love, calm, caritas, cement of friendship, charity, coequality, coherence, cohesion, coincidence, collectivity, combination, communion, community, community of interests, compatibility, completeness, complex, comprehensiveness, concord, concordance, concurrence, conformance, congeniality, congruence, congruity, congruousness, consensus, consistency, consonance, constancy, continuity, correspondence, elementarity, embodiment, empathy, entireness, entirety, equability, equality, equanimity, equilibrium, equivalence, esprit, esprit de corps, eternity, evenness, exhaustiveness, feeling of identity, fellow feeling, fellowship, frictionlessness, fullness, fundamentality, glory, good vibes, good vibrations, happy family, harmony, holiness, holism, homogeneity, homoousia, identity, immutability, impartibility, inclusiveness, indiscerptibility, indissolubility, indistinguishability, individuality, indivisibility, infinite goodness, infinite justice, infinite love, infinite mercy, infinite power, infinite wisdom, infinity, infrangibility, infusibility, inseparability, insolubility, intactness, integer, integrality, integration, integrity, kinship, light, like-mindedness, likeness, love, majesty, monism, monolithism, mutuality, no difference, omnipotence, omnipotency, omnipresence, omniscience, omnisciency, oneness, organic unity, peace, persistence, pervasiveness, plainness, purity, rapport, rapprochement, reciprocity, resemblance, sameness, self-identity, selfhood, selfness, selfsameness, severity, sharing, similarity, similitude, simpleness, simplicity, singleness, singularity, solidarity, solidity, sovereignty, stability, starkness, steadfastness, steadiness, sympathy, symphony, synonymity, synonymousness, synonymy, team spirit, thoroughness, total approach, totality, ubiquity, unadulteration, unanimity, understanding, unification, uniformity, union, uniqueness, unison, uniting, universality, unmixedness, unruffledness, unsophistication, whole, wholeness
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

UNITY A high-level parallel language. A translator into MPL is available by (ftp://sanfrancisco.ira.uka.de/pub/maspar/maspar_unity.tar.Z). See also MasPar Unity. ["Parallel Program Design", K.M. Chandry and Misra, A-W 1988]. (1994-11-29)
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

UNITY, estates. An agreement or coincidence of certain qualities in the title of a joint estate or an estate in common. 2. In a joint estate there must exist four unities; that of interest, for a joint-tenant cannot be entitled to one period of duration or quantity of interest in lands, and the other to a different; one cannot be tenant for life, and the other for years: that of title, and therefore their estate must be created by one and, the same act; that of time, for their estates must be vested at one and the same period, as well as by one and the same title; and lastly, the unity of possession: hence joint-tenants are seised per my et per tout, or by the half or moiety and by all: that is, each of them has an entire possession, as well of every parcel as of the whole. 2 Bl. Com. 179-182; Co. Litt. 188. 3. Coparceners must have the unities of interest, title, and possession. 4. In tenancies in common, the unity of possession is alone required. 2 Bl. Com. 192; 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1861-83. Vide Estate in Common; Estate in Joint-tenancy; Joint-tenants; Tenant in Common; Tenants, Joint.
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Unity, WI -- U.S. village in Wisconsin Population (2000): 368 Housing Units (2000): 157 Land area (2000): 0.988851 sq. miles (2.561111 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.988851 sq. miles (2.561111 sq. km) FIPS code: 81850 Located within: Wisconsin (WI), FIPS 55 Location: 44.848191 N, 90.314970 W ZIP Codes (1990): 54488 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Unity, WI Unity
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Unity, OR -- U.S. city in Oregon Population (2000): 131 Housing Units (2000): 75 Land area (2000): 0.462862 sq. miles (1.198807 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.008009 sq. miles (0.020743 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.470871 sq. miles (1.219550 sq. km) FIPS code: 76250 Located within: Oregon (OR), FIPS 41 Location: 44.447954 N, 118.191611 W ZIP Codes (1990): 97884 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Unity, OR Unity
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Unity, ME -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Maine Population (2000): 486 Housing Units (2000): 319 Land area (2000): 1.818322 sq. miles (4.709433 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.818322 sq. miles (4.709433 sq. km) FIPS code: 78220 Located within: Maine (ME), FIPS 23 Location: 44.619003 N, 69.336696 W ZIP Codes (1990): 04988 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Unity, ME Unity