unity: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (y'ni-tē), [key]
— pl. -ties.
  1. the state of being one; oneness.
  2. a whole or totality as combining all its parts into one.
  3. the state or fact of being united or combined into one, as of the parts of a whole; unification.
  4. absence of diversity; unvaried or uniform character.
  5. oneness of mind, feeling, etc., as among a number of persons; concord, harmony, or agreement.
    1. the number one; a quantity regarded as one.
    2. identity (def. 9).
  6. (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.
  7. one of the three principles of dramatic structurederived from Aristotelian aesthetics and formalized in the neoclassic canon in which a play is required to represent action as taking place in one dayas occurring within one placeand as having a single plot with a beginning, middle, and end
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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