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 for unitary
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Unitary \U"nit*a*ry\, a.
     1. Of or pertaining to a unit or units; relating to unity;
        as, the unitary method in arithmetic.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Of the nature of a unit; not divided; united.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Unitary theory (Chem.), the modern theory that the
        molecules of all complete compounds are units, whose parts
        are bound together in definite structure, with mutual and
        reciprocal influence on each other, and are not mere
        aggregations of more or less complex groups; --
        distinguished from the dualistic theory.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  unitary
      adj 1: relating to or characterized by or aiming toward unity;
             "the unitary principles of nationalism"; "a unitary
             movement in politics"
      2: 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: 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" [ant: federal]
      4: having the indivisible character of a unit; "a unitary
         action"; "spoke with one voice" [syn: one(a), unitary]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  32 Moby Thesaurus words for "unitary":
     a certain, an, any, any one, atomic, composite, either, exclusive,
     individual, indivisible, integral, integrant, integrated,
     irreducible, lone, monadic, monistic, one, rolled into one, simple,
     single, singular, sole, solid, solitary, unanalyzable, undivided,
     unified, uniform, unique, united, whole
  
  

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