the state of being one; oneness.
a whole or totality as combining all its parts into one.
the state or fact of being united or combined into one, as of the parts of a whole; unification.
absence of diversity; unvaried or uniform character.
oneness of mind, feeling, etc., as among a number of persons; concord, harmony, or agreement.
the number one; a quantity regarded as one.
(in literature and art) a relation of all the parts or elements of a work constituting a harmonious whole and producing a single general effect.
one of the three principles of dramatic structure (the three unities ) derived from Aristotelian aesthetics and formalized in the neoclassic canon in which a play is required to represent action as taking place in one day (unity of time ), as occurring within one place (unity of place ), and as having a single plot with a beginning, middle, and end (unity of action ).
- non·u·ni·ty, noun, plural non·u·ni·ties.
- self-u·ni·ty, noun
- su·per·u·ni·ty, noun
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How to use unity in a sentence
This year, I’ve really missed my family in Jamaica but since we are all going through the same thing there’s sense of unity that I’m grateful for.
It is the essentialness of oneself, the psyche, the fragment of unity.Jan Morris, artful travel writer who broke many boundaries, dies at 94 | Matt Schudel | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
Developed by Princeton philosopher Walter Stace in 1960, that list of effects includes feeling unity with the universe, in touch with something holy, and as though the episode is hyperauthentic—more real than reality.
Pelosi also relayed she had spent part of the day Tuesday praying for national unity.Election live updates: Debate commission says it will change structure to ensure more ‘orderly discussion’ | John Wagner, Felicia Sonmez, Amy B Wang | September 30, 2020 | Washington Post
Achieving this requires holistic insight which, in turn, calls for greater unity.Synergized search is key to success in the new normal | Asher Gordon | September 28, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
It was a rare moment of bipartisan unity in partisan Washington.
The whir of the circling NYPD helicopter muffled their chants calling for unity and calling out police brutality.Protesters Demand Justice For Gurley As Gap Grows Between Cops and NYC | M.L. Nestel | December 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The pulse of the music gives the film a thrilling kind of unity.The Stacks: Pauline Kael's Talking Heads Obsession | Pauline Kael | November 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Last year they joined with the widows of the men from Popular unity in calling for an investigation into the triple homicide.
But the unity deal failed to materialize after the Palestinian Authority declined to pay the salaries of Hamas civil servants.
The want of unity amongst the natives themselves was a great help to the Americansʼ plans.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
This congress was the first significant step in the direction of unity for the British colonies in America.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
I was vexed that the woman of the party wore a dress evidently of French fashion: it spoiled the unity of the groupe.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
He taught the unity of God, and forcibly declaimed against all those who gave him associates.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10) | Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
It also greatly disturbed the internal unity of the Church, and that in a manner peculiarly prejudicial to its well-being.The English Church in the Eighteenth Century | Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
British Dictionary definitions for unity
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 concord: the participants were no longer in unity
uniformity or constancy: unity of purpose
the number or numeral one
a quantity assuming the value of one: the area of the triangle was regarded as unity
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)
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