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noun, plural unities.
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.
(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)
Origin of unity
nonunity, noun, plural nonunities.
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1. singleness, singularity, individuality. See union. 5. concert, unison.
1. diversity, variety.
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British Dictionary definitions for unity
noun (pl) -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 concord: the participants were no longer in unity
uniformity or constancy: unity of purpose
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)
C13: from Old French unité, from Latin ūnitās, from ūnus one
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
Word Origin and History for unity
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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