noun, plural u·ni·ties.

Origin of unity

1250–1300; Middle English unite < Old French < Latin ūnitās, equivalent to ūn(us) one + -itās -ity
Related formsnon·u·ni·ty, noun, plural non·u·ni·ties.self-u·ni·ty, nounsu·per·u·ni·ty, noun

Synonyms for unity

Synonym study

1. See union.

Antonyms for unity

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noun plural -ties

the state or quality of being one; oneness
the act, state, or quality of forming a whole from separate parts
something whole or complete that is composed of separate parts
mutual agreement; harmony or concordthe participants were no longer in unity
uniformity or constancyunity of purpose
  1. the number or numeral one
  2. a quantity assuming the value of onethe area of the triangle was regarded as unity
  3. the element of a set producing no change in a number following multiplication
the arrangement of the elements in a work of art in accordance with a single overall design or purpose
any one of the three principles of dramatic structure deriving from Aristotle's Poetics by which the action of a play should be limited to a single plot (unity of action), a single location (unity of place), and the events of a single day (unity of time)

Word Origin for unity

C13: from Old French unité, from Latin ūnitās, from ūnus one
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Word Origin and History for unities



c.1300, from Anglo-French unite, Old French unite (c.1200), from Latin unitatem (nominative unitas) "oneness, sameness, agreement," from unus "one" (see one).

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