Unison vs Unity - What's the difference?

unison | unity |

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




Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • (British, labor union) A public sector trade union in the UK
  • Anagrams

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    (wikipedia unity)


  • (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.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=October 1 , author=Saj Chowdhury , title=Wolverhampton 1 - 2 Newcastle , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , 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:
  • 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 .
  • (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.
  • Antonyms

    * (oneness) plurality, multiplicity, disunity