unison

unison
/yooh"neuh seuhn, -zeuhn/, n.
1. coincidence in pitch of two or more musical tones, voices, etc.
2. the musical interval of a perfect prime.
3. the performance of musical parts at the same pitch or at the octave.
4. a sounding together in octaves, esp. of male and female voices or of higher and lower instruments of the same class.
5. a process in which all elements behave in the same way at the same time; simultaneous or synchronous parallel action: to march in unison.
6. in unison, in perfect accord; corresponding exactly: My feelings on the subject are in unison with yours.
[1565-75; < ML unisonus of a single sound, equiv. to L uni- UNI- + sonus sound]

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▪ British labour union
      British labour union, an affiliate of the Trades Union Congress, the national organization of British trade unions (trade union). UNISON was created in 1993 through the merger of several unions, including the National Union of Public Employees (formed 1905) and the Confederation of Health Service Employees (formed 1910). It maintains a separate political fund, which supports the activities of the Labour Party.

      UNISON's more than 1.3 million workers are employed in the public sector and in private-sector jobs that provide public services. Some two-thirds of its members are women (the union maintains a quota to ensure that women occupy executive positions in rough proportion to their overall membership), and it has organized sections representing the interests of its women, black, disabled, and gay and lesbian members. Workers are also organized along function lines, with separate service groups for workers employed in business and the environment, the community and voluntary sector, education, health care (particularly the National Health Service), local government, and the police.

      Each individual member is represented by a local branch consisting of those employees working for a single employer. Above the local branch are 13 regional councils, which are composed of local-branch delegates. Nationally, UNISON's National Delegate Conference, made up of regional delegates, determines policies, which are implemented by a National Executive Committee.

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  • Unison — U ni*son (?; 277), a. [Cf. It. unisono. See {Unison}, n.] 1. Sounding alone. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] [sounds] intermixed with voice, Choral or unison. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) Sounded alike in pitch; unisonant; unisonous; as, unison… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unison — 1570s, from M.Fr. unisson unison, accord of sound (16c.), from M.L. unisonus having one sound, sounding the same, from L.L. unisonius in immediate sequence in the scale, monotonous, from L. uni one (see ONE (Cf. one)) + sonus sound (see SOUND (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • unison — ► NOUN 1) simultaneous action or utterance. 2) Music a coincidence in pitch of sounds or notes. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ performed in unison. ORIGIN Latin unisonus, from sonus sound …   English terms dictionary

  • unison — [yo͞o′nə sən, yo͞o′nəzən] n. [MFr < ML unisonus, having the same sound < L unus,ONE + sonus, a SOUND1] 1. an interval consisting of two identical musical pitches; prime 2. complete agreement; concord; harmony in unison 1. sounding the same …   English World dictionary

  • unison — index accordance (compact), agreement (concurrence), concert, consensus, consent, rapprochement …   Law dictionary

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