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fundamental unit

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(Units) one of a set of unrelated units that form the basis of a system of units. For example, the metre, kilogram, and second are fundamental units of the SI system
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The SOGIE bill, however, faces rough-sailing in the Senate since a number of senators still believe that the fundamental unit of society --the family --must be preserved.
Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes, who chairs the CBCP's Episcopal Commission on Missions, also slammed divorce as 'one of the greatest evils in modern society that destroys the heart and essence of the family, the fundamental unit of human society willed by God and nature.
Moleculesare a team of atoms bound with each other, representing the tiniest fundamental unit of a chemical substance that could take part in a chemical reaction.
A Compute Unit is the fundamental unit in AMD's GCN architecture and the core structure has remained more or less unchanged.
He underscored that "the family is the natural and fundamental unit of society", adding that it is the natural environment for the growth and well-being of all its members.
We evaluated 1) whether pairs are the fundamental unit of parrot social structure, 2) the patterns and extent of fission--fusion dynamics, 3) patterns of aggression and dominance hierarchy structure, and 4) whether individuals share foraging information.
The nation-state, the classic provider of security and basic wellbeing in exchange for citizens' loyalty, is under threat - both at home and as the fundamental unit of international affairs.
In a fish collection, the fundamental unit of information is a "lot.
The author describes the family as a fundamental unit of human organisation and, for all its extraordinary stability, a deeply problematic unit as well.
selfie," and makes sense as the fundamental unit of communication on Snapchat.

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