[ yoo-nee ]
/ ˈyu ni /
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)
a combining form occurring in loanwords from Latin (universe), used, with the meaning “one,” in the formation of compound words (unicycle).
Origin of uni-
combining form of ūnus
one; see -i-
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How to use uni in a sentence
Rapport addressé au Gouvernement des États-Unis (Paris, 1892), p. 17.
After we know all the news of the day, it is still pleasant to read the bulletin of the "Courrier des Etats Unis."
They were content to remain des unis, in M. Rod's phrase, and their union was celebrated by a few weeks of riotous living.
Naturae leges et regulae, secundum quas omnia fiunt et ex unis formis in alias mutantur, sunt ubique et semper eadem.
British Dictionary definitions for uni (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for uni (2 of 2)
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
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