|n.||1.||The state of being one; oneness.|
|2.||Concord; harmony; conjunction; agreement; uniformity; |
|3.||(Math.) Any definite quantity, or aggregate of quantities or magnitudes taken as one, or for which 1 is made to stand in calculation; thus, in a table of natural sines, the radius of the circle is regarded as unity.|
|4.||(Poetry & Rhet.) In dramatic composition, one of the principles by which a uniform tenor of story and propriety of representation are preserved; conformity in a composition to these; in oratory, discourse, etc., the due subordination and reference of every part to the development of the leading idea or the eastablishment of the main proposition.|
|5.||(Fine Arts & Mus.) Such a combination of parts as to constitute a whole, or a kind of symmetry of style and character.|
|6.||(Law) The peculiar characteristics of an estate held by several in joint tenancy.|
|Noun||1.||unity - an unreduced or unbroken completeness or totality|
|2.||unity - the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number; "he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it"; "they had lunch at one"|
|3.||unity - the quality of being united into one|
UNITY, estates. An agreement or coincidence of certain qualities in the
title of a joint estate or an estate in common.
2. In a joint estate there must exist four unities; that of interest, for a joint-tenant cannot be entitled to one period of duration or quantity of interest in lands, and the other to a different; one cannot be tenant for life, and the other for years: that of title, and therefore their estate must be created by one and, the same act; that of time, for their estates must be vested at one and the same period, as well as by one and the same title; and lastly, the unity of possession: hence joint-tenants are seised per my et per tout, or by the half or moiety and by all: that is, each of them has an entire possession, as well of every parcel as of the whole. 2 Bl. Com. 179-182; Co. Litt. 188.
3. Coparceners must have the unities of interest, title, and possession.
4. In tenancies in common, the unity of possession is alone required. 2 Bl. Com. 192; 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1861-83. Vide Estate in Common; Estate in Joint-tenancy; Joint-tenants; Tenant in Common; Tenants, Joint.
|UNITY - A high-level parallel language.|
A translator into MPL is available by ftp://sanfrancisco.ira.uka.de/pub/maspar/maspar_unity.tar.Z.
See also MasPar Unity.
["Parallel Program Design", K.M. Chandry and Misra, A-W 1988].