(Latin: one, single; a word element for number 1)
It is located in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in the Borough of Queens, New York City.
The Unisphere is one of the Borough's most endurilng symbols.
The Unisphere was constructed to celebrate the beginning of the space age and was conceived and constructed as the Theme Symbol of the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair.
The 140-foot-high stainless steel Unisphere towers over a circular reflecting pool containing fountains that spray water twenty feet in the air.
The sphere is covered with representations of the continents, showing the major mountain ranges in relief, and is encircled by three giant rings presenting the first manmade satellites, which had been launched in the late 1950's.
2. A group regarded as a distinct entity within a larger group.
3. A mechanical part or module, or an entire apparatus or the equipment that performs a specific function.
4. One of a number of things, organizations, etc., identical or equivalent in function or form.
5. Any specified amount of a quantity, as with reference to length, volume, force, momentum, or time, by comparison with which any other quantity of the same kind is measured or estimated.
6. In medicine, the quantity of a vaccine, serum, drug, or other agent necessary to produce a specific effect.
7. A fixed amount of scholastic study used as a basis for calculating academic credits, usually measured in hours of classroom instruction or laboratory work.
8. A section of an academic course focusing on a selected theme; such as, a unit on U.S History.
9. The number immediately to the left of the decimal point in the Arabic numeral system.
10. In mathematics, the lowest positive whole number; one.
11. Etymology: from 1570, "a single number regarded as an undivided whole", alteration of unity on the basis of a digit. Meaning "single thing regarded as a member of a group" is attested from 1642.
2. A part of a hospital where a particular type of care is provided: "My father was put into the intensive care unit after having that bad accident."
3. A particular amount of length, time, money, etc., which is used as a standard for counting or measuring: "The Euro is the principal unit of Euopean currency."
2. To cause (two or more people or things) to be joined together and become one thing: "The couple wanted to unite in marriage last spring but couldn't because of the terrible car accident."
The cleaning staff that worked in the emergency unit of the hospital decided to unite and ask for better wages.
2. Of the nature of a unit; having the separate existence or individual character of a unit.
Motto of the Union Theological Seminary, New York, New York, USA.