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unify

[yoo-nuh-fahy] /ˈyu nəˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), unified, unifying.
1.
to make or become a single unit; unite:
to unify conflicting theories; to unify a country.
Origin
1495-1505
1495-1505; < Late Latin ūnificāre, equivalent to Latin ūni- uni- + -ficāre -fy
Related forms
unifier, noun
nonunified, adjective
quasi-unified, adjective
reunify, verb (used with object), reunified, reunifying.
ununified, adjective
Synonyms
combine, merge, fuse, coalesce.
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British Dictionary definitions for unifier

unify

/ˈjuːnɪˌfaɪ/
verb -fies, -fying, -fied
1.
to make or become one; unite
Derived Forms
unifiable, adjective
unifier, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Medieval Latin ūnificāre, from Latin ūnus one + facere to make
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Word Origin and History for unifier
unify
c.1500, "to make into one," from M.Fr. unifier (14c.), from L.L. unificare "make one," from L. uni- "one" (see uni-) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Unification is attested from 1851; the Unification Church was founded 1954 in Korea by Sun Myung Moon. Unified is attested from 1862. Unified (field) theory in physics is recorded from 1935.
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unifier in Technology


The unifier of a set of expressions is a set of substitutions of terms for variables such that the expressions are all equal.
See also most general unifier, unification.
(1994-12-06)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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