unify

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v unify join or combine "We merged our resources"
    • v unify become one "Germany unified officially in 1990","the cells merge"
    • v unify to bring or combine together or with something else "resourcefully he mingled music and dance"
    • v unify act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief
    • v unify bring together for a common purpose or action or ideology or in a shared situation "the Democratic Patry platform united several splinter groups"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Napoleon took 14,000 French decrees and simplified them into a unified set of 7 laws. This was the first time in modern history that a nation's laws applied equally to all citizens. Napoleon's 7 laws are so impressive that by 1960 more than 70 governments had patterned their own laws after them or used them verbatim.
    • v. t Unify To cause to be one; to make into a unit; to unite; to view as one. "A comprehensive or unifying act of the judging faculty.""Perception is thus a unifying act."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unify To form into one; make a unit of; reduce to unity or uniformity.
    • unify To produce unity or uniformity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Unify ū′ni-fī to make into one
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Quotations

  • Jose Ortega Y Gasset
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    “Biography is: a system in which the contradictions of a human life are unified.”
  • Francis Schaeffer
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    “Christianity provides a unified answer for the whole of life.”
  • John Ruskin
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    “Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Uni-, + -fy,: cf. F. unifier,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. unus, one, facĕre, to make.

Usage

In literature:

One came to realise how all matter was one, how unified all life was.
"Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose" by Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
The ideal of the unified Church-State has been shattered by the assaults of modern criticism and the growth of true religious liberty.
"The Menorah Journal, Volume 1, 1915" by Various
But negativeness always: so within itself a science can never be homogeneous or unified or harmonious.
"The Book of the Damned" by Charles Fort
The worlds will never know of you unless you become strong and unified as a people and obtain a name of your own.
"Cubs of the Wolf" by Raymond F. Jones
America was unified on the instant, for every colony felt the knife at its throat.
"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton
To the degree that this happens, we are unified with our spiritual natures.
"An Interpretation of Friends Worship" by N. Jean Toomer
How to unify the colored people in the business interests of the community.
"Booker T. Washington" by Emmett J. Scott and Lyman Beecher Stowe
Unless it be under a single and unified direction, the whole process of the nation's action is embarrassed.
"In Our First Year of the War" by Woodrow Wilson
When the tide rises it fills and unifies the scattered pools on the beach.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
He saw that it unified and simplified the conceptions of species and that there were certain facts which seemed strongly to support it.
"Science and Morals and Other Essays" by Bertram Coghill Alan Windle
It is thus that their personality is unified and strengthened.
"Spontaneous Activity in Education" by Maria Montessori
The close of the 17th century, therefore, found England fairly started on her career as an ocean empire, unified by sea power.
"A History of Sea Power" by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
My whole body, my whole soul, unified, arose.
"The Lady and the Pirate" by Emerson Hough
Switzerland she overran, plundered, and unified.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
Science tends to unify without any higher criticism.
"The Approach to Philosophy" by Ralph Barton Perry
Human forces that now waver because of this division will be unified and reinforced.
"Reconstruction in Philosophy" by John Dewey
By degrees, as he unifies, some one object becomes supreme, or rather he himself assumes the supremacy of his environment.
"Glimpses into the Abyss" by Mary Higgs
Unified regulation is the crux of the railroad situation today, from the railroad executive's, the investor's, and the patron's point of view.
"The Railroad Problem" by Edward Hungerford
Probably no other rural communities will be so unified and so intent on local social problems.
"The Country-Life Movement in the United States" by L.H. Bailey
Leave these tenants where they are, and they are a permanent obstacle to unified management, all the more annoying because they are so petty.
"The Agrarian Problem in the Sixteenth Century" by Richard Henry Tawney
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In poetry:

Let's invite something new
by unifying our silences;
if, then and there, we advance,
we'll know it soon enough.
"Telling You All" by Rainer Maria Rilke
For well we know, those Maidens be
All daughters of Mnemosyne;
And 'neath the unifying sun,
Many the songs—but Song is one.
"To Austin Dobson" by William Watson
And may our harmony unified
Some listener's muffled ear caress
With all that we do now imbibe,
And shall draw in through mouths of grass.
"Beloved, with the spent and sickly fumes..." by Boris Pasternak
The huge oak's branches, closely blended
And all completely unified,
Would rival all the force expended,
And varied life so long supplied.
"The Future Of America, In The Unity Of The Races" by James Madison Bell

In news:

CHICO — Trustees with the Chico Unified School District will be attending a closed session meeting at 11 am today.
He's also a "decider," a "unifier" and, yes, when the ball's in his hands he's even got veto power.
Ramona Unified administrators, teachers and classified staff were welcomed back for the 2011-12 school year at the district's annual convocation on Thursday, Aug 25.
A political unifier among Gen-X women.
Heeding the Unified Identity Challenge of HSPD-12.
San Diego Unified School District Discusses Risk of Insolvency .
New Summit CIO to repurpose content, unify databases.
Kevin Brown, superintendent of the Rocklin Unified School District, was honored in October as one of 43 inductees into the California Interscholastic Federation Sac-Joaquin Section Hall of Fame.
The Redlands Unified Schools Got Talent show, presented by Redlands Educational Partnership (REP), will take place at 6 pm Saturday in the Clock Auditorium at Redlands High School, 840 E Citrus Ave.
Three candidates are vying for two open seats on the Mammoth Unified School District.
Syrian defector wants to help unify opposition.
The cafeteria fund for the Los Angeles Unified School District has run a multimillion-dollar deficit since 2007, when board members approved a plan to provide health benefits for part-time cafeteria workers, district officials said last week.
The Elk Grove Unified School District, once among the fastest growing in the state, peaked in 2009-10 with 62,500 students.
From the online hotel booking tax to the Americans with Disabilities Act pool lift requirement, AH&LA has been busy serving as the unified voice of hoteliers.
Payson Unified School District's new program meant to identify early struggling elementary school students is taking shape.
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In science:

In the absence of the formal proof of this conjecture, we present here a simple theory which may unify both of the ensembles.
Random matrix representations of critical statistics
String theory provides a unifying framework to discuss all these models.
Topological Strings and Quantum Curves
It would be instructive to unify these properties.
Capturing Polynomial Time on Interval Graphs
This viewpoint offers a unifying framework for investigating different combinatorial structures ‘in parallel’.
Simple extensions of combinatorial structures
Measure, change of variables Restricting to even dimensions N , we will treat the real and quaternion real (qu-r) ensembles in a unifying way.
Non-Hermitian Random Matrix Ensembles
Quantum criticality, the complex of phenomena associated with phase changes driven at temperature T = 0 by a variation of Hamiltonian parameters or external fields, is a unifying theme in modern condensed matter physics.
Pure and Random-Field Quantum Criticality in the Dipolar Ising Model: Theory of $Mn_{12}$ acetates
Extensions to other dimensions, polydisperse systems and other shapes of particles like ellipsoids and sphero-cylinders are being worked out with the goal of developing a unifying thermodynamic view of the physics of packings.
Theory of random packings
We will express both standard quantum mechanics, and a quantum-like toy theory proposed by one of the authors , called Spekkens’s toy theory, in the unifying framework.
Phase groups and the origin of non-locality for qubits
We will identify a key piece of the structure of the unifying framework where QM and the Spekkens’s toy theory differ (an Abelian group we term the phase group ).
Phase groups and the origin of non-locality for qubits
Having surveyed our unifying categorical framework we now proceed to consider two specific examples.
Phase groups and the origin of non-locality for qubits
The automata here presented unify in a simple structure the above mentioned class of sequence generators.
Cellular Automata in Stream Ciphers
As noted in the introduction, the V -polynomial provides a unifying framework for Potts models with various Hamiltonians.
The Tutte-Potts connection in the presence of an external magnetic field
This may be interpreted as promising evidence towards an approach to classification which would unify the purely finite and the purely infinite case.
Nuclear dimension and Z-stability of pure C*-algebras
In this section we will derive a unified theoretical approach to MEG based on the Green’s function formalism and show how the different treatments emerge as approximations to the proposed framework.
Theory of multiexciton generation in semiconductor nanocrystals
Indeed, if the random hoping time dynamics (RHT) of the REM has been intensively studied, each existing contribution [BBG1, BBG2, BBG3, BC, CG] concerns specific choices of the time scale and temperature parameters, and a full, unifying picture was still missing.
Aging in reversible dynamics of disordered systems. II. Emergence of the arcsine law in the random hopping time dynamics of the REM
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