Pronunciation: (yOO'ni-ter"ē),[key] —adj. 1. of or pertaining to a unit or units.
2. of, pertaining to, characterized by, or aiming toward unity: the unitary principles of nationalism. 3. of the nature of a unit; having the indivisible character of a unit; whole.
4. serving as a unit, as of measurement or estimation.
5. of or pertaining to the use of units: A unitary method was applied. 6. Govt.of or pertaining to a system of government in which the executive, legislative, and judicial powers of each state in a body of states are vested in a central authority.