Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “unitary”

See all translations

unitary

adjective uk   /ˈjuː.nɪ.tər.i/ us    /-ter.i/ UK
of a system of local government in the UK in which official power is given to one organization that deals with all matters in a local area instead of to several organizations that each deal with only a few matters: Wales will be divided into 21 unitary authorities instead of eight counties and 37 districts.
Translations of “unitary”
in Chinese (Traditional) (英國地方政府)集權制的,單一自治體的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (英国地方政府)集权制的,单一自治体的…
(Definition of unitary from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of unitary?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

be as cold as ice

to be extremely cold

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More