unitary

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unitary

  1. Having the quality of oneness.
    • 2004, Andrew Radford, Minimalist Syntax: Exploring the Structure of English, University Press, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, page 221:
      If yes–no questions are CPs containing a null yes–no question operator (a null counterpart of whether) in spec-CP, we can arrive at a unitary characterisation of questions as CPs with an interrogative specifier.
  2. (government) Relating to a system of government in which sovereign power is concentrated in a single body instead of being shared or possessed by more local bodies.
    a unitary authority
  3. (mathematics) Pertaining to a unit.
    a unitary matrix

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unitary (plural unitaries)

  1. (Britain) A unitary council
  2. (mathematics) A unitary operator