(U*nit"ed*ly), adv. In an united manner. Dryden.
(U*nit"er) n. One who, or that which, unites.
(U*nit"er*a*ble) a. Not iterable; incapable of being repeated. [Obs.] "To play away an uniterable
life." Sir T. Browne.
(U*ni"tion) n. [LL. unitio, from L. unire. See Unite,v. t.] The act of uniting, or the state of
being united; junction. [Obs.] Wiseman.
(U"ni*tive) a. [LL. unitivus: cf. F. unitif.] Having the power of uniting; causing, or tending to
produce, union. Jer. Taylor.
(U"ni*tive*ly), adv. In a unitive manner. Cudworth.
(U"nit*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Unitized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Unitizing ] To reduce to a unit, or
one whole; to form into a unit; to unify.
(U"ni*tude) n. Unity. [R.] H. Spenser.
(U"ni*ty) n.; pl. Unities [OE. unite, F. unité, L. unitas, from unus one. See One, and cf. Unit.]
1. The state of being one; oneness.
Whatever we can consider as one thing suggests to the understanding the idea of unity.Locks.
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.
2. Concord; harmony; conjunction; agreement; uniformity; as, a unity of proofs; unity of doctrine.
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!Ps. cxxxiii. 1.
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
The number 1, when it is not applied to any particular thing, is generally called unity.
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.
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.
5. (Fine Arts & Mus.) Such a combination of parts as to constitute a whole, or a kind of symmetry of
style and character.