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Adjective: unary  yoo-nu-ree
  1. Consisting of or involving a single element or component
    "in a unary operation in a mathematical system one element is used to yield a single result"
Noun: unary  yoo-nu-ree
  1. The bijective base-1 numeral system: in order to represent a number N, an arbitrarily chosen symbol representing 1 is repeated N times.
    - unary numeral system

See also: single

Type of: number representation system, number system, numeration system, system of numeration

Encyclopedia: Unary