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## u·nit

(yo͞o′nĭt)
n.
1. An individual, group, structure, or other entity regarded as an elementary structural or functional constituent of a whole.
2. A group regarded as a distinct entity within a larger group.
3.
a. A mechanical part or module.
b. An entire apparatus or the equipment that performs a specific function.
4. A precisely specified quantity in terms of which the magnitudes of other quantities of the same kind can be stated.
5. Medicine The quantity of a vaccine, serum, drug, or other agent necessary to produce a specific effect.
6.
a. A fixed amount of scholastic study used as a basis for calculating academic credits, usually measured in hours of classroom instruction or laboratory work.
b. A section of an academic course focusing on a selected theme: a unit on Native Americans.
7. The number immediately to the left of the decimal point in the Arabic numeral system.
8. Mathematics
a. The lowest positive whole number; one.
b. An element of a ring with a multiplicative inverse.

[Back-formation from unity.]

## unit

(ˈjuːnɪt)
n
1. a single undivided entity or whole
2. any group or individual, esp when regarded as a basic element of a larger whole
3. (Mechanical Engineering) a mechanical part or integrated assembly of parts that performs a subsidiary function: a filter unit.
4. (Mechanical Engineering) a complete system, apparatus, or establishment that performs a specific function: a production unit.
5. (Military) a subdivision of a larger military formation
6. Also called: unit of measurement a standard amount of a physical quantity, such as length, mass, energy, etc, specified multiples of which are used to express magnitudes of that physical quantity: the second is a unit of time.
7. (Pharmacology) the amount of a drug, vaccine, etc, needed to produce a particular effect
8. (Brewing) a standard measure used in calculating alcohol intake and its effect
9. (Mathematics) maths
a. (usually plural) the first position in a place-value counting system, representing a single-digit number: in the decimal system the number 27 has 7 units and 2 tens.
b. (modifier) having a value defined as one for the system: unit vector.
10. (Mathematics) maths logic Also called: unit set a set having a single member
11. (Logic) maths logic Also called: unit set a set having a single member
12. short for home unit
13. (Agriculture) short for stock unit
14. (Railways) NZ a self-propelled railcar
[C16: back formation from unity, perhaps on the model of digit]

## u•nit

(ˈyu nɪt)

n.
1. a single entity; one person or thing.
2. any group of things or persons regarded as an entity: They formed a cohesive unit.
3. one of the individuals, parts, or elements into which a whole may be divided or analyzed.
4. one of a number of things, organizations, etc., identical or equivalent in function or form: a rental unit.
5. 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.
6. the least positive integer; one.
7. Also called unit's place. (in a mixed or whole number) the position of the first digit to the left of the decimal point.
8. a machine, part, or system of machines having a specified purpose; apparatus: a heating unit.
9. a quantity of educational instruction, usu. determined by the number of hours of classroom or laboratory work.
10. Mil. a subdivision of an organized body of soldiers.
[1570; coined by John Dee as a translation of Greek mónas]

Unitarian.

## unit

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.

## Unit

a group of troops; a special department; a part of a collective whole—Wilkes.
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## unit

noun
1. Agriculture was based in the past on the family as a unit.
2. a secret military unit
3. The liver can only burn up one unit of alcohol in an hour.
4. designed for teachers to plan a study unit on marine mammals

## unit

noun
A group of people organized for a particular purpose:
Translations
وَحْدَةوَحْدَةٌ رقميَّهوَحْدَة نَقْدِيَّهوَحْدَه سكنيَّه
единица
jednotkajednička
enhedener
ühiküksus
yksikkökappaleosasto
jedinica
egység
einingtala í einingarsæti

단위
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enotacelica
enhet
หน่วย
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## unit

[ˈjuːnɪt]
A. N
1. (Admin, Elec, Mech, Math, Mil) → (Univ) (for marking purposes) → unidad f de valor (Tech) (= mechanism) →
unit of accountunidad f de cuenta
a unit of measurement
2. (= complete section, part) [of textbook] → módulo m, unidad f; (= device) →
a kitchen unitun módulo de cocina
3. (= building) intensive care unit
sports unit
the shop units remain unletlos locales comerciales siguen sin traspasarse
the staff accommodation unit
4. (= group of people) → ; (in firm) →
army unit
research/information unitcentro m de investigación/información
family unit
B. CPD unit charge, unit cost N (Brit) (Fin) → costo m unitario or por unidad
unit price Nprecio m unitario or por unidad
unit trust N (Brit) (Fin) (= fund) → ; (= company) →

## unit

[ˈjuːnɪt] n
(= complete thing) →
the basic family unit → l'unité familiale de base
(MILITARY, POLICE)
(= group of people working together) →
the research unit → l'unité de recherche
(= department) (in hospital, industrial complex, studio)
production unit →
(= small machine) →
(= piece of furniture) →
a kitchen unit → un élément de cuisine
a sink unit →
(= standard measurement) →
a unit of measurement →
a unit of currency →
a unit of time → une unité de temps
a unit of length →
(in textbook) (= module) → unit cost n

## unit

n
(= entity, Mil) → Einheit f; (= set of equipment)Anlage f, → Einheit f; camera unitKameraeinheit f; X-ray unitRöntgenanlage f
(= section)Einheit f; (of furniture)Element nt; (of machine)Element nt, → Teil nt; (of organization)Abteilung f; (of course book)Lektion f; power unitAggregat nt; (of a rocket)Triebwerk nt; where did you get those units in your bedroom?wo haben Sie die Anbauelemente in Ihrem Schlafzimmer her?; the new research unitdie neue Forschungsabteilung or -gruppe; the family as the basic unitdie Familie als Grundelement
(= measure)Einheit f; unit of account/lengthRechnungs-/Längeneinheit f
(Math) → Einer m; tens and unitsZehner und Einer pl

## unit

:
unit furniture
nAnbaumöbel pl
unit price
n (= price per unit)Preis mpro Einheit; (= inclusive price)Pauschalpreis m
unit trust
n (Brit Fin) → Unit Trust m, → Investmentgesellschaft f; (= share)Unit-Trust-Papiere pl, → Investmentpapiere pl

## unit

[ˈjuːnɪt] n
a. (gen) (Elec, Math, Mil) → unità f inv
monetary/linguistic unit →
unit of length →
b. (division, section) → reparto; (of furniture) → elemento (componibile); (team, squad) → squadra
production unit →
the basic social unit →
research unit (personnel) → équipe f inv (building) → sede f di ricerca

## unit

(ˈjuːnit) noun
1. a single thing, individual etc within a group. The building is divided into twelve different apartments or living units.
2. an amount or quantity that is used as a standard in a system of measuring or coinage. The dollar is the standard unit of currency in America.
3. the smallest whole number, 1, or any number between 1 and 9. In the number 23, 2 is a ten, and 3 is a unit.

## unit

jednotka enhed yksikkö jedinica 単一体 단위 enhet หน่วย đơn vị