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Noun1.work unit - a unit of measurement for workwork unit - a unit of measurement for work  
unit, unit of measurement - 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"
erg - a cgs unit of work or energy; the work done by a force of one dyne acting over a distance of one centimeter
electron volt, eV - a unit of energy equal to the work done by an electron accelerated through a potential difference of 1 volt
J, joule, watt second - a unit of electrical energy equal to the work done when a current of one ampere passes through a resistance of one ohm for one second
gram calorie, small calorie, calorie - unit of heat defined as the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree centigrade at atmospheric pressure
Calorie, kilocalorie, kilogram calorie, large calorie, nutritionist's calorie - a unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree at one atmosphere pressure; used by nutritionists to characterize the energy-producing potential in food
B.Th.U., British thermal unit, BTU - a unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit at one atmosphere pressure; equivalent to 251.997 calories
therm - a unit of heat equal to 100,000 British thermal units
watt-hour - a unit of energy equal to the power of one watt operating for one hour
B.T.U., Board of Trade unit, kilowatt hour, kW-hr - a unit of energy equal to the work done by a power of 1000 watts operating for one hour
foot-pound - a unit of work equal to a force of one pound moving through a distance of one foot
foot-ton - 2240 foot-pounds
foot-poundal - a unit of work equal to a force of one poundal moving through a distance of one foot
horsepower-hour - a unit of work equal to the work done by one horsepower in one hour
kilogram-meter - a unit of work equal to the work done by a one kilogram force operating through a distance of one meter
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Author(s): Chin Soon Lionel Ng[sup.1,2], Sudhanshi Sanjeev Jain[sup.1], Nhung Thi Hong Nguyen[sup.1], Shu Qin Sam[sup.2], Yuichi Preslie Kikuzawa[sup.2], Loke Ming Chou[sup.1,2] and Danwei Huang[sup.1,2]
Danwei housing is provided by danwei ("Danwei is a generic term denoting the Chinese socialist workplace and the specific range of practice that is embodies" [39]) in which households have virtually no freedom to choose residential locations [40].
The book highlights several key concepts in Chinese politics such as Guanxi, Hukou, Neibu, Weibo, Wechat, Falungong, Danwei, Chengfen, and apparat or Xitong.
Despite the cavalcade of new, seemingly useful policies, changes that would move the university away from being a danwei, or government service agency--what both Zhu Qingshi and the education reform plan vowed to do-have not budged.
The most challenging point was the value and living style change: in the past people were dependent on DANWEI ([[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]]).
While the release of constraints on the collective economy opened a new world of creative possibility to millions, the dismantling of key institutions such as the work unit (danwei) as a lifelong source of material sustenance (a system known figuratively as the iron rice bowl) also brought uncertainty and instability.
The Job-Housing relationship and Commuting in Beijing, China: the Legacy of Danwei. Journal of Transport Geography.
The privatisation process of State-Owned Enterprises in the late 1990s led to the gradual disappearance of the danwei (the name of the work unit to which most of social rights, including housing, were attached) system of employment protection.
The jobs-housing relationship and commuting in Beijing, China: The legacy of danwei. Journal of Transport Geography, 17, 30-38.