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[yoo-nuh-ree] /ˈyu nə ri/
adjective, Mathematics
1.
pertaining to a function whose domain is a given set and whose range is contained in that set.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; < Latin ūn(us) one + -ary, on the model of binary
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unary

/ˈjuːnərɪ/
adjective
1.
consisting of, or affecting, a single element or component; monadic
Word Origin
C16 (in the obsolete sense: a unit): from Latin unus one + -ary
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unary

adj.

1923, from Latin unus "one" (see one) on model of binary, etc.

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