of, pertaining to, characterized by, or aiming toward unity: the unitary principles of nationalism.
- u·ni·tar·i·ness, noun
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How to use unitary in a sentence
Going back to the Reagan administration, conservative constitutional thinking has advocated for a powerful and unitary executive.Will a 6-3 conservative Supreme Court roll back regulations on business? Not so fast | matthewheimer | October 27, 2020 | Fortune
The image of Israel as a unitary, inflexibly anti-peace body is not borne out by the legislative facts.Israel's Political Process Sabotages Peace Efforts, But There Is A Constituency For Peace | Matt Lerner | November 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
It decides to pounce on a prey, to hide in the grass, to take off and fly, so the organism does behave as a very unitary entity.
This will also upset people supporting the creation of a single, unitary state—Jewish, Palestinian, or otherwise.
In his U.N. speech, he spoke about “the medieval forces of radical Islam” as a unitary actor.Netanyahu Falsely Likens Israeli-Iranian Relations to the Cold War | Peter Beinart | September 28, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
In particular, there appears to be little hope for any unitary concept of subjective well-being.Daniel Kahneman Talks Intuition and Optimism With Sam Harris | Sam Harris | November 30, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
So Essence also does not remain unitary, because its potentiality extends to all it has become.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 3 | Plotinos (Plotinus)
In that it is something unitary, without being unity itself; for what is a "certain one" is already manifold.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 3 | Plotinos (Plotinus)
This means to signify that unity precedes the unitary thing by nature, just as heat precedes the hot object.
The theory is based upon a principle alleged to be Aristotle's that from a unitary cause nothing but a unitary effect can follow.
Unity precedes the unitary object as heat comes before the hot object.
British Dictionary definitions for unitary
of a unit or units
based on or characterized by unity
of or relating to a system of government in which all governing authority is held by the central government: Compare federal
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