One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The combining of diverse parts into a single unit or a unified whole. Now rare.
2The packaging of cargo into unit loads; specifically = palletization.
3Oil Industry. The joint development of a petroleum source which straddles territory controlled by different companies or states.
4Psychology. The mental process of grouping several related items or features into a single coherent unit.
5Finance. Conversion of an investment trust into a unit trust. Not in North American use.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Promethean. From unitize + -ation.
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