I am wondering if anyone can give me a clear answer on what to do with the number 1, and if my thinking about the number 1 is correct. The number 1 is included in the definition of the natural numbers, and I am wondering what that 1 represents. 1 is known as 'unity,' but it is also seen as singular. I have never seen a unity that is singular. Does anyone have an example of a singular unity? I know that a nation for instance can display unity, but the situation is here that the nation has been created from multiple members. Naturally, there are units (apples, oranges) that can be brought back to 1, but those 1s are part of a larger picture too. Can anyone think of an example in which unity is not plural? Is the singular just an abstract?