Definitions for unitˈyu nɪt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a single entity; one person or thing.
any group of things or persons regarded as an entity:
They formed a cohesive unit.
one of the individuals, parts, or elements into which a whole may be divided or analyzed.
one of a number of things, organizations, etc., identical or equivalent in function or form:
a rental unit.
any specified amount of a quantity, as of length, volume, or time, by comparison with which any other quantity of the same kind is measured.
Category: Weights and Measures
the least positive integer; one.
(in a mixed or whole number) the position of the first digit to the left of the decimal point.
Ref: Also called unit's place.
a machine, part, or system of machines having a specified purpose; apparatus:
a heating unit.
a quantity of educational instruction, usu. determined by the number of hours of classroom or laboratory work.
Mil. a subdivision of an organized body of soldiers.
Origin of unit:
1570; coined by John Dee as a trans. of Gk mónas
unit of measurement, unit(noun)
any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange
"the dollar is the United States unit of currency"; "a unit of wheat is a bushel"; "change per unit volume"
an individual or group or structure or other entity regarded as a structural or functional constituent of a whole
"the reduced the number of units and installations"; "the word is a basic linguistic unit"
unit, social unit(noun)
an organization regarded as part of a larger social group
"the coach said the offensive unit did a good job"; "after the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his unit"
a single undivided whole
"an idea is not a unit that can be moved from one brain to another"
unit, building block(noun)
a single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else
"units of nucleic acids"
an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity
"how big is that part compared to the whole?"; "the team is a unit"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a single thing in a group of things that make a whole
Unit 1 deals with multiplication and division.
a section of an organization
a special unit of the hospital that deals with long-term patients
an amount used to measure sth
a unit of weight; a patient needing several units of blood
Each computer unit is then carefully packed.
A standard measure of a quantity.
The centimetre is a unit of length.
The number one.
An organized group comprising people and/or equipment.
He was a member of a special police unit.
A self-contained military organization; usually a battalion, regiment or naval ship.
A member of a military organization.
The fifth tank brigade moved in with 20 units. (i.e., 20 tanks)
Any military element whose structure is prescribed by competent authority, such as a table of organization and equipment; specifically, part of an organization.
An organization title of a subdivision of a group in a task force.
A standard or basic quantity into which an item of supply is divided, issued or used. In this meaning, also called unit of issue.
With regard to Reserve Components of the Armed Forces, denotes a Selected Reserve unit organized, equipped, and trained for mobilization to serve on active duty as a unit or to augment or be augmented by another unit. Headquarters and support functions without wartime missions are not considered units.
An element of a ring having a multiplicative inverse. (Formerly just the identity element 1 of a ring.)
A volume of rock or ice of identifiable origin and age range that is defined by the distinctive and dominant, easily mapped and recognizable petrographic, lithologic or paleontologic features (facies) that characterize it.
An item which may be sold singly.
We shipped nearly twice as many units this month as last month.
One kilowatt-hour (as recorded on an electricity meter).
a measure of housing equivalent to the living quarters of one household, an apartment where a group of apartments is contained in one or more multi-storied buildings or a group of dwellings is in one or more single storey buildings, usually arranged around a driveway.
For each unit.
We have to keep our unit costs down if we want to make a profit.
Having a size or magnitude of one.
All solutions lie within the unit disc centered at the origin.
Origin: Formerly unite, a later form of unity; see unity.
a single thing or person
the least whole number; one
a gold coin of the reign of James I., of the value of twenty shillings
any determinate amount or quantity (as of length, time, heat, value) adopted as a standard of measurement for other amounts or quantities of the same kind
a single thing, as a magnitude or number, regarded as an undivided whole
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
A directly or indirectly conventional and arbitrary quantity, in terms of which measurements of things with dimensions expressible in the chosen units are executed. Thus for length the c. g. s. unit is the centimeter; the B. E. unit is the foot.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
1. Any military element whose structure is prescribed by competent authority, such as a table of organization and equipment; specifically, part of an organization. 2. An organization title of a subdivision of a group in a task force. 3. A standard or basic quantity into which an item of supply is divided, issued, or used. In this meaning, also called unit of issue. 4. With regard to Reserve Components of the Armed Forces, denotes a Selected Reserve unit organized, equipped, and trained for mobilization to serve on active duty as a unit or to augment or be augmented by another unit. Headquarters and support functions without wartime missions are not considered units.
Translations for unit
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a single thing, individual etc within a group
The building is divided into twelve different apartments or living units.
- وَحْدَه سكنيَّهArabic
- unidadePortuguese (BR)
- die EinheitGerman
- μονάδα (τεμάχιο ενός συνόλου)Greek
- इकाई, टुकडी़Hindi
- 1개, 한 사람, (독립된) 집단Korean
- vienetas, padalaLithuanian
- vienība; elements; indivīdsLatvian
- enhet, element, avdelingNorwegian
- часть; блок; секцияRussian
- 單元Chinese (Trad.)
- секція; елементUkrainian
- đơn vịVietnamese
- 单元Chinese (Simp.)
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