Meaning of unital in English:


Pronunciation /ˈjuːnɪtl/


  • 1Of or relating to a unit or units; of the nature of a unit; = "unitary". In later use chiefly in legal contexts.

  • 2Mathematics
    Of a module: having the property that the product of any given element of the module and the identity of the ring associated with the module is the element itself. Of a ring or algebra: having a multiplicative identity element.


Mid 19th century. Partly from unit + -al.