unitary meaning

[ 'ju:nitəri ] Pronunciation:   "unitary" in a sentence
Adjective: unitary  'yooni`teree [N. Amer], yoonit(u)ree [Brit]
  1. Relating to or characterized by or aiming toward unity
    "the unitary principles of nationalism"; "a unitary movement in politics" 
  2. 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. 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" 
  4. Having the indivisible character of a unit
    "a unitary action"
    - one

See also: unit, united, unity

Antonym: federal

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  1. time reversal t is not unitary.
  2. the least unitary looking contraction operator is 0.
  3. a complex n×n matrix u is called unitary if u*u=in.
  4. in other words, the hermiticity of a matrix is invariant under unitary transformations.
  5. unitary elasticity is the coincidental case that is just on the borderline between elastic and inelastic.

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