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UNITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does unity mean? 

UNITY (noun)
  The noun UNITY has 3 senses:

1. an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting
2. the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
3. the quality of being united into one

  Familiarity information: UNITY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


UNITY (noun)


Sense 1unity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

integrity; unity; wholeness

Context examples:

the integrity of the nervous system is required for normal development / he took measures to insure the territorial unity of Croatia

Hypernyms ("unity" is a kind of...):

state (the way something is with respect to its main attributes)

Attribute:

broken (physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split)

unbroken (not broken; whole and intact; in one piece)

whole (including all components without exception; being one unit or constituting the full amount or extent or duration; complete)

fractional (constituting or comprising a part or fraction of a possible whole or entirety)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "unity"):

completeness (the state of being complete and entire; having everything that is needed)

incompleteness; rawness (the state of being crude and incomplete and imperfect)


Sense 2unity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

one; ace; 1; I; single; unity

Context examples:

he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it / they had lunch at one

Hypernyms ("unity" is a kind of...):

digit; figure (one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "unity"):

monad; monas (a singular metaphysical entity from which material properties are said to derive)

singleton (a single object (as distinguished from a pair))


Sense 3unity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being united into one

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

oneness; unity

Hypernyms ("unity" is a kind of...):

identicalness; identity; indistinguishability (exact sameness)


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