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"
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
Unit is the second full-length album by Australian band Regurgitator, released in November 1997. Its style is a mixture of 1980s style synthesised popular music and alternative rock, with some hip-hop influences. It was widely successful, receiving overwhelmingly positive reviews and five of the songs featured broke into the commercial mainstream, mostly due to their popularity with alternative radio stations. On 19 October 1998, the album was re-released as Unit Re-Booted, which included the album's five video clips. In 1998, Unit won 5 ARIA awards, and in 1999, it went triple platinum, eventually selling over 240,000 copies. The vinyl edition of the album was very limited and is now extremely collectable. There is one known copy that exists as a test-pressing.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ū′nit, n. one: a single thing or person: the least whole number: anything taken as one: any known determinate quantity by constant application of which any other quantity is measured.—adj. U′nital.—n. Unitā′rian, one who asserts the unity of the Godhead as opposed to the Trinity, and ascribes divinity to God the Father only.—adj. pertaining to Unitarians or their doctrine.—n. Unitā′rianism, the doctrines or principles of a Unitarian.—adj. U′nitary, pertaining to unity or to a unit: (biol.) monistic, as opposed to dualistic: whole, integral.—n. U′nitāte, the remainder after dividing a number by any digit.—v.t. to obtain the unitate of.—n. Unitā′tion. [L. unitum, pa.p. of unīre, to unite—unus, one.]
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.
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British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'unit' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #896
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'unit' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1419
Rank popularity for the word 'unit' in Nouns Frequency: #215
The numerical value of unit in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of unit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A client is to me a mere unit, a factor in a problem.
Some parts of the industry are in the intensive care unit.
The patient in these situations truly is the entire family unit.
This unit is like a commando force. You don't need an army for this.
The Congressional Document Production unit began staffing up in mid-2015.
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Translations for unit
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- unitatCatalan, Valencian
- συγκρότημα, μονάδα, τεμάχιο, κομμάτιGreek
- unuo, unitoEsperanto
- üksus, ühikEstonian
- osasto, yksikkö, asuntoFinnish
- דִּירָה, אַחַת, יְחִידָה, אֳָחָדHebrew
- 単位, 部門, 部隊, 一式Japanese
- 단위, 單位Korean
- unit, satuanMalay
- einingNorwegian Nynorsk
- sztuka, jednostka, jedynka, jednostkowyPolish
- unidade, unitárioPortuguese
- штука, единица, подразделениеRussian
- јединица, jedinicaSerbo-Croatian
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