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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Unity  \U"ni*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Unities}.  [OE.  unite,  F.  unit['e],  L. 
  unitas,  from  unus  one  See  {One},  and  cf  {Unit}.] 
  1.  The  state  of  being  one  oneness. 
  Whatever  we  can  consider  as  one  thing  suggests  to 
  the  understanding  the  idea  of  unity.  --Locks. 
  Note:  Unity  is  affirmed  of  a  simple  substance  or  indivisible 
  monad,  or  of  several  particles  or  parts  so  intimately 
  and  closely  united  as  to  constitute  a  separate  body  or 
  thing  See  the  Synonyms  under  {Union}. 
  2.  Concord;  harmony;  conjunction;  agreement;  uniformity;  as 
  a  unity  of  proofs;  unity  of  doctrine. 
  Behold,  how  good  and  how  pleasant  it  is  for  brethren 
  to  dwell  together  in  unity!  --Ps.  cxxxiii 
  3.  (Math.)  Any  definite  quantity,  or  aggregate  of  quantities 
  or  magnitudes  taken  as  one  or  for  which  1  is  made  to 
  stand  in  calculation;  thus  in  a  table  of  natural  sines, 
  the  radius  of  the  circle  is  regarded  as  unity. 
  Note:  The  number  1,  when  it  is  not  applied  to  any  particular 
  thing  is  generally  called  unity. 
  4.  (Poetry  &  Rhet.)  In  dramatic  composition,  one  of  the 
  principles  by  which  a  uniform  tenor  of  story  and  propriety 
  of  representation  are  preserved;  conformity  in  a 
  composition  to  these  in  oratory,  discourse,  etc.,  the  due 
  subordination  and  reference  of  every  part  to  the 
  development  of  the  leading  idea  or  the  eastablishment  of 
  the  main  proposition. 
  Note:  In  the  Greek  drama,  the  three  unities  required  were 
  those  of  action  of  time,  and  of  place  that  is  that 
  there  should  be  but  one  main  plot;  that  the  time 
  supposed  should  not  exceed  twenty-four  hours;  and  that 
  the  place  of  the  action  before  the  spectators  should  be 
  one  and  the  same  throughout  the  piece. 
  5.  (Fine  Arts  &  Mus.)  Such  a  combination  of  parts  as  to 
  constitute  a  whole,  or  a  kind  of  symmetry  of  style  and 
  6.  (Law)  The  peculiar  characteristics  of  an  estate  held  by 
  several  in  joint  tenancy. 
  Note:  The  properties  of  it  are  derived  from  its  unity,  which 
  is  fourfold;  unity  of  interest,  unity  of  title,  unity 
  of  time,  and  unity  of  possession;  in  other  words  joint 
  tenants  have  one  and  the  same  interest,  accruing  by  one 
  and  the  same  conveyance,  commencing  at  the  same  time, 
  and  held  by  one  and  the  same  undivided  possession. 
  Unity  of  possession  is  also  a  joint  possession  of  two 
  rights  in  the  same  thing  by  several  titles,  as  when  a 
  man,  having  a  lease  of  land,  afterward  buys  the  fee 
  simple,  or  having  an  easement  in  the  land  of  another, 
  buys  the  servient  estate. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  an  unreduced  or  unbroken  completeness  or  totality  [syn:  {integrity}, 
  2:  the  smallest  whole  number  or  a  numeral  representing  this 
  number;  "he  has  the  one  but  will  need  a  two  and  three  to 
  go  with  it";  "they  had  lunch  at  one"  [syn:  {one},  {1},  {I}, 
  {ace},  {single}] 
  3:  the  quality  of  being  united  into  one  [syn:  {oneness}] 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Unity,  ME 
  Zip  code(s):  04988 
  Unity,  OR  (city,  FIPS  76250) 
  Location:  44.43680  N,  118.18730  W 
  Population  (1990):  87  (43  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  97884 
  Unity,  WI  (village,  FIPS  81850) 
  Location:  44.85057  N,  90.31389  W 
  Population  (1990):  452  (166  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  54488 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  A  high-level  parallel  language. 
  A  translator  into  {MPL}  is  available  by 
  See  also  {MasPar  Unity}. 
  ["Parallel  Program  Design",  K.M.  Chandry  and  Misra,  A-W  1988]. 

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