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1. Of or relating to a unit.
2. Having the nature of a unit; whole.
3. Based on or characterized by one or more units.

u′ni·tar′i·ly adv.
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(ˈjuːnɪtərɪ; -trɪ)
1. of a unit or units
2. based on or characterized by unity
3. individual; whole
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of or relating to a system of government in which all governing authority is held by the central government. Compare federal
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(ˈyu nɪˌtɛr i)

1. of or pertaining to a unit or units.
2. of, pertaining to, characterized by, or aiming toward unity.
3. of the nature of a unit; whole.
u`ni•tar′i•ly (-ˈtɛər-) adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unitary - relating to or characterized by or aiming toward unityunitary - relating to or characterized by or aiming toward unity; "the unitary principles of nationalism"; "a unitary movement in politics"
2.unitary - of or pertaining to or involving the use of unitsunitary - 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.unitary - 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"
governing, government activity, government, governance, administration - the act of governing; exercising authority; "regulations for the governing of state prisons"; "he had considerable experience of government"
federal - characterized by or constituting a form of government in which power is divided between one central and several regional authorities; "a federal system like that of the United States"; "federal governments often evolved out of confederations"
4.unitary - having the indivisible character of a unit; "a unitary action"; "spoke with one voice"
united - characterized by unity; being or joined into a single entity; "presented a united front"
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A. ADJunitario
B. CPD unitary labour costs NPLcostes mpl laborales unitarios
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adj (= unified)einheitlich; (Pol) state, systemunitaristisch, zentralistisch; unitary taxeinheitlicher Steuersatz
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