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unicameral

[yoo-ni-kam-er-uh l] /ˌyu nɪˈkæm ər əl/
adjective
1.
consisting of a single chamber, as a legislative assembly.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; uni- + Latin camer(a) chamber + -al1
Related forms
unicameralism, noun
unicamerally, adverb
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Examples from the web for unicameral
  • It used to be a bicameral parliament with an upper and lower house, but now is unicameral with coalitions having to be formed.
  • She was pitchforked from absolutism to representative democracy, with a unicameral parliament on the best modern lines.
British Dictionary definitions for unicameral

unicameral

/ˌjuːnɪˈkæmərəl/
adjective
1.
of or characterized by a single legislative chamber
Derived Forms
unicameralism, noun
unicameralist, noun
unicamerally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unicameral
adj.

1853, from uni- "one" + Late Latin camera "chamber" (see camera).

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unicameral in Medicine

unicameral u·ni·cam·er·al (yōō'nĭ-kām'ər-əl)
adj.
Monolocular.

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