unifying


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u·ni·fy

 (yo͞o′nə-fī′)
tr. & intr.v. u·ni·fied, u·ni·fy·ing, u·ni·fies
To make into or become a unit; consolidate.

[French unifier, from Old French, from Late Latin ūnificāre : Latin ūnus, one; see uni- + Latin -ficāre, -fy.]

u′ni·fi′a·ble adj.
u′ni·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
u′ni·fi′er n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unifying - combining into a single unitunifying - combining into a single unit  
integrative - combining and coordinating diverse elements into a whole
2.unifying - tending to unify
centralising, centralizing - tending to draw to a central point
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Translations

unifying

[ˈjuːnɪfaɪɪŋ] ADJ [factor etc] → unificador
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unifying

adj factor, force, purposeverbindend; the struggle had a unifying effect on all blacksder Kampf hatte eine einigende Wirkung auf alle Schwarzen
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References in classic literature ?
It is probable that the whole science of mental occurrences, especially where its initial definitions are concerned, could be simplified by the development of the fundamental unifying science in which the causal laws of particulars are sought, rather than the causal laws of those systems of particulars that constitute the material units of physics.
Like the "Works and Days" this poem has no dramatic plot; but its unifying principle is clear and simple.
At first sight such a work seems to be a miscellany of myths, technical advice, moral precepts, and folklore maxims without any unifying principle; and critics have readily taken the view that the whole is a canto of fragments or short poems worked up by a redactor.