noun, plural unities.
the state of being one; oneness.
a whole or totality as combining all its parts into one.
the state or fact of being united or combined into one, as of the parts of a whole; unification.
absence of diversity; unvaried or uniform character.
oneness of mind, feeling, etc., as among a number of persons; concord, harmony, or agreement.
the number one; a quantity regarded as one.
identity (def 9).
(in literature and art) a relation of all the parts or elements of a work constituting a harmonious whole and producing a single general effect.
one of the three principles of dramatic structure (the three unities) derived from Aristotelian aesthetics and formalized in the neoclassic canon in which a play is required to represent action as taking place in one day (unity of time) as occurring within one place (unity of place) and as having a single plot with a beginning, middle, and end (unity of action)
noun (pl) -ties
the state or quality of being one; oneness
the act, state, or quality of forming a whole from separate parts
something whole or complete that is composed of separate parts
mutual agreement; harmony or concord: the participants were no longer in unity
uniformity or constancy: unity of purpose
the number or numeral one
a quantity assuming the value of one: the area of the triangle was regarded as unity
the element of a set producing no change in a number following multiplication
the arrangement of the elements in a work of art in accordance with a single overall design or purpose
any one of the three principles of dramatic structure deriving from Aristotle’s Poetics by which the action of a play should be limited to a single plot (unity of action), a single location (unity of place), and the events of a single day (unity of time)
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verb (used with object), vindicated, vindicating. 1. to clear, as from an accusation, imputation, suspicion, or the like: to vindicate someone’s honor. 2. to afford justification for; justify: Subsequent events vindicated his policy. 3. to uphold or justify by argument or evidence: to vindicate a claim. 4. to assert, maintain, or defend (a right, cause, […]
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