|1.||[ adjective ] having the indivisible character of a unit|
"a unitary action" "spoke with one voice"
|2.||[ adjective ] of or pertaining to or involving the use of units|
"a unitary method was applied" "established a unitary distance on which to base subsequent calculations"
|3.||[ adjective ] relating to or characterized by or aiming toward unity|
"the unitary principles of nationalism" "a unitary movement in politics"
|4.||[ adjective ] (government) characterized by or constituting a form of government in which power is held by one central authority|
"a unitary as opposed to a federal form of government"
|Related terms:||federal government|