Definition of unitary adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈjuːnətri//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈjuːnəteri//
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  1. 1(specialist) (of a country or an organization) consisting of a number of areas or groups that are joined together and are controlled by one government or group a single unitary state (British English) a unitary authority (= a type of local council, introduced in some areas from 1995 to replace existing local governments which consisted of county and district councils)
  2. 2(formal) single; forming one unit
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