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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]

Unit.

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unit - any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchangeunit - 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"
definite quantity - a specific measure of amount
measuring block, measuring unit - a unit of measurement
denier - a unit of measurement for the fineness of silk or nylon or rayon; "with an evening dress one wears 10 denier stockings"
diopter, dioptre - a unit of measurement of the refractive power of a lens which is equal to the reciprocal of the focal length measured in meters; used by oculists
karat, kt, carat - the unit of measurement for the proportion of gold in an alloy; 18-karat gold is 75% gold; 24-karat gold is pure gold
absorption unit - a unit for measuring absorption
acceleration unit - a unit for measuring acceleration
angular unit - a unit of measurement for angles
area unit, square measure - a system of units used to measure areas
computer memory unit - a unit for measuring computer memory
electromagnetic unit, emu - any of various systems of units for measuring electricity and magnetism
explosive unit - any unit for measuring the force of explosions
force unit - a unit of measurement of physical force
linear measure, linear unit - a unit of measurement of length
metric unit, metric - a decimal unit of measurement of the metric system (based on meters and kilograms and seconds); "convert all the measurements to metric units"; "it is easier to work in metric"
miles per gallon - the distance traveled in a vehicle powered by one gallon of gasoline or diesel fuel
monetary unit - a unit of money
megaflop, MFLOP, million floating point operations per second - (computer science) a unit for measuring the speed of a computer system
teraflop, trillion floating point operations per second - (computer science) a unit for measuring the speed of a computer system
million instructions per second, MIPS - (computer science) a unit for measuring the execution speed of a computer's CPU (but not the whole system); "4 MIPS is 4,000,000 instructions per second"
pain unit - a unit measuring the intensity of pain
pressure unit - a unit measuring force per unit area
printing unit - a unit of measurement for printing
sound unit - any acoustic unit of measurement
telephone unit - a unit of measurement for telephone use
temperature unit - a unit of measurement for temperature
weight unit, weight - a unit used to measure weight; "he placed two weights in the scale pan"
mass unit - a unit of measurement for mass
unit of viscosity - a unit of measurement for viscosity
energy unit, heat unit, work unit - a unit of measurement for work
langley - unit of solar radiation
Brinell number - measure of the hardness of a material
point - the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest; "he scored 20 points in the first half"; "a touchdown counts 6 points"
bit - a unit of measurement of information (from binary + digit); the amount of information in a system having two equiprobable states; "there are 8 bits in a byte"
electrostatic unit - any of various units of electricity based on forces of interaction between electric charges
2.unit - an individual or group or structure or other entity regarded as a structural or functional constituent of a wholeunit - 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"
component part, part, portion, component, constituent - something determined in relation to something that includes it; "he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself"; "I read a portion of the manuscript"; "the smaller component is hard to reach"; "the animal constituent of plankton"
3.unit - an organization regarded as part of a larger social groupunit - 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"
organization, organisation - a group of people who work together
klavern - a local unit of the Ku Klux Klan
administrative body, administrative unit - a unit with administrative responsibilities
company - a unit of firefighters including their equipment; "a hook-and-ladder company"
family, household, menage, home, house - a social unit living together; "he moved his family to Virginia"; "It was a good Christian household"; "I waited until the whole house was asleep"; "the teacher asked how many people made up his home"
general delivery, poste restante - the part of a post office that handles mail for persons who call for it
instrumentality - a subsidiary organ of government created for a special purpose; "are the judicial instrumentalities of local governments adequate?"; "he studied the French instrumentalities for law enforcement"
ICU, intensive care unit - a hospital unit staffed and equipped to provide intensive care
member - an organization that is a member of another organization (especially a state that belongs to a group of nations); "the library was a member of the interlibrary loan association"; "Canada is a member of the United Nations"
military force, military group, military unit, force - a unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"
task force - a semipermanent unit created to carry out a continuing task
team, squad - a cooperative unit (especially in sports)
den - a unit of 8 to 10 cub scouts
work party, crew, gang - an organized group of workmen
combination - a group of people (often temporary) having a common purpose; "they were a winning combination"
crew - the men and women who man a vehicle (ship, aircraft, etc.)
scout group, scout troop, troop - a unit of Girl or Boy Scouts
outfit - any cohesive unit such as a military company
fifth column, Trojan horse - a subversive group that supports the enemy and engages in espionage or sabotage; an enemy in your midst
political entity, political unit - a unit with political responsibilities
side - one of two or more contesting groups; "the Confederate side was prepared to attack"
working group, working party - a group of people working together temporarily until some goal is achieved; "the working group was supposed to report back in two weeks"
4.unit - a single undivided wholeunit - a single undivided whole; "an idea is not a unit that can be moved from one brain to another"
whole - all of something including all its component elements or parts; "Europe considered as a whole"; "the whole of American literature"
one - a single person or thing; "he is the best one"; "this is the one I ordered"
5.unit - a single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something elseunit - a single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else; "units of nucleic acids"
thing - a separate and self-contained entity
chemical chain, chain - (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)
couple - (physics) something joined by two equal and opposite forces that act along parallel lines
part, piece - a portion of a natural object; "they analyzed the river into three parts"; "he needed a piece of granite"
unit cell - the smallest group of atoms or molecules whose repetition at regular intervals in three dimensions produces the lattices of a crystal
chemical group, radical, group - (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule
molecule - (physics and chemistry) the simplest structural unit of an element or compound
6.unit - an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entityunit - 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"
object, physical object - a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"
congener - a whole (a thing or person) of the same kind or category as another; "lard was also used, though its congener, butter, was more frequently employed"; "the American shopkeeper differs from his European congener"
animate thing, living thing - a living (or once living) entity
natural object - an object occurring naturally; not made by man
artefact, artifact - a man-made object taken as a whole
assembly - a unit consisting of components that have been fitted together
item - a whole individual unit; especially when included in a list or collection; "they reduced the price on many items"
part, portion - something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"
segment, section - one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object; "a section of a fishing rod"; "metal sections were used below ground"; "finished the final segment of the road"
aggregate, total, totality, sum - the whole amount

unit

noun
1. entity, whole, item, feature, piece, portion, module Agriculture was based in the past on the family as a unit.
3. measure, quantity, measurement The liver can only burn up one unit of alcohol in an hour.
4. part, section, segment, class, element, component, constituent, module, tutorial 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
単一体
단위
elementsindivīdsmērvienībavienībaviens
enotacelica
enhet
หน่วย
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đơn vị

unit

[ˈjuːnɪt]
A. N
1. (Admin, Elec, Mech, Math, Mil) → unidad f (Univ) (for marking purposes) → unidad f de valor (Tech) (= mechanism) → conjunto m
administrative/linguistic/monetary unitunidad f administrativa/lingüística/monetaria
unit of accountunidad f de cuenta
a unit of measurementuna unidad de medida
2. (= complete section, part) [of textbook] → módulo m, unidad f; (= device) → aparato m
a kitchen unitun módulo de cocina
3. (= building) intensive care unitunidad f de cuidados intensivos
sports unitpolideportivo m
the shop units remain unletlos locales comerciales siguen sin traspasarse
the staff accommodation unitlas viviendas de los empleados
4. (= group of people) → unidad f; (in firm) → centro m
army unitunidad f militar
research/information unitcentro m de investigación/información
family unitnúcleo m familiar, familia f
B. CPD unit charge, unit cost N (Brit) (Fin) → costo m unitario or por unidad
unit furniture Nmuebles mpl de elementos adicionables, muebles mpl combinados
unit price Nprecio m unitario or por unidad
unit trust N (Brit) (Fin) (= fund) → fondo m de inversión mobiliaria; (= company) → sociedad f de inversiones

unit

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

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-linked
adj (Insur) → fondsgebunden
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 → unità monetaria/linguistica
unit of length → unità di lunghezza
b. (division, section) → reparto; (of furniture) → elemento (componibile); (team, squad) → squadra
production unit → reparto m produzione inv
the basic social unit → il nucleo sociale di base
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

وَحْدَة jednotka enhed Einheit μονάδα unidad yksikkö unité jedinica unità 単一体 단위 eenheid enhet jednostka unidade единица enhet หน่วย ünite đơn vị 个体

u·nit

n. unidad.
1. estándar de medida;
unidad internacionalinternational unit
2. unidad fisiológica, la más mínima división de un órgano capaz de realizar una función;
motor ______ motora.

unit

n unidad f; coronary care — unidad coronaria; intensive care — (ICU) unidad de cuidados intensivos (UCI), unidad de terapia intensiva (UTI) (SA); international — unidad internacional; — of blood unidad de sangre
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However, since he seems a friend of yours, here goes--" And with the gladdest, most grateful sound in the world, the happy smack of a fish back home again in the water, after an appalling three minutes spent on land, that prophetic trout was once more an active unit in God's populous universe.
It is an interlocking unit, a living, conscious being, half human and half machine; and an injury in any one place may cause a pain or sickness to its whole vast body.
The women and children of a man's retinue may be likened to a military unit for which he is responsible in various ways, as in matters of instruction, discipline, sustenance, and the exigencies of their continual roamings and their unending strife with other communities and with the red Martians.
This was to be a poignant retaliation upon the officer who had said "mule drivers," and later "mud diggers," for in all the wild graspings of his mind for a unit responsible for his sufferings and commo- tions he always seized upon the man who had dubbed him wrongly.
But, to speak more generally, that which is individual and has the character of a unit is never predicable of a subject.
Nioche was very much of a native and, though his life might not be particularly worth looking into, he was a palpable and smoothly-rounded unit in that picturesque Parisian civilization which offered our hero so much easy entertainment and propounded so many curious problems to his inquiring and practical mind.
Bullfrog and I came together as a unit, we took two seats in the stage-coach and began our journey towards my place of business.
And really between two and three, there is merely a single unit of difference.
Behold me, then, at the office of the Daily Gazette, on the staff of which I was a most insignificant unit, with the settled determination that very night, if possible, to find the quest which should be worthy of my Gladys
He was her captain, and she a mere unit in the firing line.
Let the light shine with the intensity of three radium units for fifty tals, and for one xat let it shine with the intensity of one radium unit, and then for twenty-five tals with nine units.
I was no longer any unit at unequal strife with the elements; instincts common to my kind were no longer my only stimulus.