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uni

[ yoo-nee ]
/ ˈyu ni /
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noun Informal.
a uniformed police officer; uniform: A uni phoned in the burglary at 2:19 this morning.
British and Australian. university: Tony and Marc are both off to uni in two weeks.
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Origin of uni

First recorded in 1895–1900; by shortening

Other definitions for uni (2 of 2)

uni-

a combining form occurring in loanwords from Latin (universe), used, with the meaning “one,” in the formation of compound words (unicycle).

Origin of uni-

<Latin ūni- combining form of ūnus one; see -i-
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British Dictionary definitions for uni (1 of 2)

uni
/ (ˈjuːnɪ) /

noun
informal short for university

British Dictionary definitions for uni (2 of 2)

uni-

combining form
consisting of, relating to, or having only oneunilateral; unisexual

Word Origin for uni-

from Latin ūnus one
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Medical definitions for uni

uni-

pref.
Single; one:univalent.
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