Unison vs Unity - What's the difference?
As a noun unison
is the state of being together, in harmony, at the same time, as one, synchronized.
As a proper noun unity is
(en proper noun
(British, labor union) A public sector trade union in the UK
(uncountable) Oneness; the state or fact of being one undivided entity.
* 1846 ,
- If any literary work is too long to be read at one sitting, we must be content to dispense with the immensely important effect derivable from unity of impression - for, if two sittings be required, the affairs of the world interfere, and everything like totality is at once destroyed.
, date=October 1
, author=Saj Chowdhury
, title=Wolverhampton 1 - 2 Newcastle
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=Alan Pardew's current squad has been put together with a relatively low budget but the resolve and unity
within the team is priceless.}}
A single undivided thing, seen as complete in itself.
* 1999 , Joyce Crick, translating Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams , Oxford 2008, p. 137:
(drama) Any of the three classical rules of drama (unity of action, unity of place, and unity of time).`
(mathematics) Any element of a set or field that behaves under a given operation as the number 1 behaves under multiplication.
(legal) The peculiar characteristics of an estate held by several in joint tenancy.
- If a single day has brought us two or more experiences suitable to initiate a dream, the dream will unite references to them both into a single whole; it obeys a compulsion to form a unity out of them .
* (oneness) plurality, multiplicity, disunity