Definition of unitize in US English:

unitize

verb

[with object]usually as adjective unitized
  • 1Form into a single unit by combining parts into a whole.

    ‘a six-cylinder engine and a unitized body with thousands of welds’
    • ‘Familiarity with a unit at the word level facilitates its processing by permitting access to its whole-word, unitized representation before the analysis of its constituent letters has been completed.’
    • ‘He sites the Audi A8 as an example and refers to the Jaguar XJ as a kind of breakthrough, in that it is a sheet based unitized body so there is no frame.’
    • ‘Following this members continue with the plan which offers more flexibility and choice and because all foods are unitised you can eat what you like and still lose weight.’
    • ‘It seems that the urban masterplan as a finite figure is less important to you than the social vision of land and space as unitized and equal - one acre per family.’
    • ‘The price for such a product is competitive with a standard unitized curtainwall.’
    • ‘To prepare for assessments of accuracy, children's statements about the story were unitized.’
    • ‘Specialty absorptives are unitized, multilayered dressings that consist of highly absorptive layers of fibers, such as absorbent cellulose, cotton, or rayon.’
    • ‘And, say industry executives, as buyers clamor for more ‘car-like’ trucks and SUVs, the pressure is increasing to transfer more light-duty trucks to unitized structures, as well.’
    • ‘The front-wheel-drive Amanti has a unitized body.’
    • ‘The Rendezvous is built on a unitized body with on-demand all-wheel-drive system.’
    • ‘Measuring 7.9 mm wide, 9 mm high, and 24 mm long, the X-Valve features a so-called unitized design that incorporates all functional features in a molded PBT body.’
    • ‘For these vehicles, Marando says the trend is toward body-integrated-frame construction, where frame elements are integrated into a unitized body structure.’
    • ‘Second, the statements in the stories about these speeches were unitized into themes or utterances that address a coherent idea.’
    • ‘As for the front-wheel-drive compact trucks, both Volkswagen and Chrysler at one time fielded light pickups of that particular drive-line configuration, based on their unitized small-car platforms.’
    • ‘Since the facade panels are unitized, the detailing between adjacent panels had to be such that the large out-of-plane deflections could be accommodated without compromising the weather seal.’
    • ‘The XC is built on a unitized body, and it's available as an all-wheel-drive model (a front-wheel-drive model is only offered in the United States and Europe).’
    • ‘The reduced missing-letter effect observed in Experiments 2 and 3 might derive from the disruption of unitized visual word shape and from increased processing time, consistent with the unitization view.’
    • ‘Once unitized, the noun can take a range of quantifying expressions, including numerals.’
    • ‘In English, if we wish to refer to a bounded instance of a substance, it is necessary for the mass to be unitized (a grain of sand, a piece of furniture) or quantized (a handful of sand, a litre of water).’
    • ‘We live in a world of platforms built from a unibody or unitized architecture.’
    1. 1.1 Package (cargo) into unit loads.
      ‘a unitized load’
      • ‘This is a significant challenge in view of the need for additional capacity at our ports over the coming years, particularly for unitised trade.’
      • ‘The warehouse must stock the products that will later be shipped, pick the products that have been ordered and package or unitize those products for shipment.’
      • ‘The distribution of the weight did not render the unitised press unsafe for normal container transit.’
      • ‘Cases are unitized to nine stack bundles and stacked two high, ready for delivery from the cooler's 10 load-out doors.’
      • ‘According to Maxwell, the current trend in warehouse automation in the dairy industry is palletized and unitized storage and loading.’
      • ‘In the 1960s it began using unitised loads based on steel pallets capable of carrying up to fifteen tons.’
      • ‘Prior to the opening of the new terminal, there were only three other ports in Ireland with short sea unitised capability.’

Pronunciation

unitize

/ˈyo͞onəˌtīz/