Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

uni-

One; having or consisting of one.

[Latin unus, one.]

Some examples taken from Latin include unicorn (Latin cornu, horn); unify (Latin unificare, make into a whole); uniform (Latin uniformis); universe (Latin universus, combined into one, whole); and university (Latin universitas, the whole, in late Latin referring to a society or guild).

The form is widely used: unisex refers to something, especially clothing or hairstyles, designed to be suitable for both sexes; a unipod is a one-legged support for a camera; a unitard is a one-piece garment, a version of a leotard; something unidirectional moves or operates in a single direction; an action that is unilateral is performed by only one party in a situation, so is not mutually agreed; in chemistry, something unimolecular consists of or involves a single molecule.

See also mono-.

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