unit of measurement, unit(noun)
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"
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"
unit, social unit(noun)
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"
a single undivided whole
"an idea is not a unit that can be moved from one brain to another"
unit, building block(noun)
a single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else
"units of nucleic acids"
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"
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\uE00018410.
An element of a ring having a multiplicative inverse. (Formerly just the identity element 1 of a ring.)
A volume of rock or ice of identifiable origin and age range that is defined by the distinctive and dominant, easily mapped and recognizable petrographic, lithologic or paleontologic features (facies) that characterize it.
An item which may be sold singly.
We shipped nearly twice as many units this month as last month.
One kilowatt-hour (as recorded on an electricity meter).
a measure of housing equivalent to the living quarters of one household, an apartment where a group of apartments is contained in one or more multi-storied buildings or a group of dwellings is in one or more single storey buildings, usually arranged around a driveway.
For each unit.
We have to keep our unit costs down if we want to make a profit.
Having a size or magnitude of one.
All solutions lie within the unit disc centered at the origin.
An organized group comprising people and/or equipment.
He was a member of a special police unit.
A self-contained military organization; usually a battalion, regiment or naval ship.
A member of a military organization.
The fifth tank brigade moved in with 20 units. (i.e., 20 tanks)
Any military element whose structure is prescribed by competent authority, such as a table of organization and equipment; specifically, part of an organization\uE00018407.
An organization title of a subdivision of a group in a task force\uE00018408.
A standard or basic quantity into which an item of supply is divided, issued or used. In this meaning, also called unit of issue\uE00018409.
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ultimate integration; an object, principle, concept, precept, idea or entity complete in and of itself.
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How to use unit in a sentence?
As is standard operating procedure for a new president, the White House Medical Unit took possession of the president's medical records.
Always have some project under way . . . an ongoing project that goes over from day to day and thus makes each day a smaller unit of time.
The AIU are permanently vigilant and there are tests that are intelligence-led, it is important that the unit is given the opportunity and the time to be vigilant and acts when it needs, but we also have to be protective of athletes' reputations, so it needs a sensible proportion of balance.
It's our intelligence unit and audit that discovered a large amount of ivory was missing, We have asked security agencies to investigate. As investigations go on, we have told these five people to step aside.
Our order intake in the first half was quite poor hence we need to look at our pricing and therefore our unit cost of production, we will review all options for that business moving forward.
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- unitatCatalan, Valencian
- συγκρότημα, μονάδα, τεμάχιο, κομμάτιGreek
- unuo, unitoEsperanto
- üksus, ühikEstonian
- osasto, yksikkö, asuntoFinnish
- דִּירָה, אַחַת, יְחִידָה, אֳָחָדHebrew
- 単位, 部門, 部隊, 一式Japanese
- 단위, 單位Korean
- unit, satuanMalay
- einingNorwegian Nynorsk
- sztuka, jednostka, jedynka, jednostkowyPolish
- unidade, unitárioPortuguese
- штука, единица, подразделениеRussian
- јединица, jedinicaSerbo-Croatian
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