# unit of measurement

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Noun | 1. | 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"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 capacity measure, capacity unit, cubage unit, cubature unit, cubic content unit, cubic measure, displacement unit, volume unit - a unit of measurement of volume or capacity 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 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 |

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