unity

unity [yo͞o′nə tē]
n.
pl. unities [ME unite < OFr unité < L unitas, oneness < unus,ONE]
1. the state of being one, or united; oneness; singleness
2. something complete in itself; single, separate thing
3. the quality of being one in spirit, sentiment, purpose, etc.; harmony; agreement; concord; uniformity
4.
a) unification
b) a unified group or body
5. the quality or fact of being a totality or whole, esp. a complex that is a union of related parts
6.
a) an arrangement of parts or material in a work of art or literature, that will produce a single, harmonious effect
b) a design or effect so produced
7. constancy, continuity, or fixity of purpose, action, etc.
8. Math.
a) any quantity, magnitude, etc. considered or identified as a unit, or 1
b) the numeral or unit 1
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the three unities or the unities
the three principles of dramatic construction derived by French neoclassicists from Aristotle's Poetics, holding that a play should have one unified plot (unity of action) and that all the action should occur within one day (unity of time) and be limited to a single locale (unity of place)
SYN.- UNITY implies the oneness, as in spirit, aims, interests, feelings, etc., of that which is made up of diverse elements or individuals [national unity]; UNION implies the state of being united into a single organization for a common purpose [a labor union]; SOLIDARITY implies such firm and complete unity in an organization, group, class, etc. as to make for the greatest possible strength in influence, action, etc.

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