- The definition of unilinear is consistently developing in a single, steady path of development.
An example of something unilinear is a culture of people and their language that develops over hundreds of years without any exposure to outside forces.
unilinear definition by Webster's New World
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of or following a single, consistent path of development or progression
unilinear definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Of or developing in a progressive sequence usually from the primitive to the advanced.