Definition of Unit

1. Noun. Any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange. "Change per unit volume"

2. Noun. An individual or group or structure or other entity regarded as a structural or functional constituent of a whole. "The word is a basic linguistic unit"
Generic synonyms: Component, Component Part, Constituent, Part, Portion
Derivative terms: Unitize, Unitize

3. Noun. An organization regarded as part of a larger social group. "After the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his unit"

4. Noun. A single undivided whole. "An idea is not a unit that can be moved from one brain to another"
Generic synonyms: Whole
Specialized synonyms: One
Derivative terms: Unify, Unitize

5. Noun. A single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else. "Units of nucleic acids"
Exact synonyms: Building Block
Generic synonyms: Thing
Specialized synonyms: Chain, Chemical Chain, Couple, Unit Cell, Chemical Group, Group, Radical, Molecule
Terms within: Part, Piece
Derivative terms: Unitize, Unitize, Unitize

6. Noun. An assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity. "The team is a unit"
Exact synonyms: Whole
Generic synonyms: Object, Physical Object
Specialized synonyms: Congener, Animate Thing, Living Thing, Natural Object, Artefact, Artifact, Assembly, Item, Aggregate, Sum, Total, Totality
Terms within: Part, Portion, Section, Segment
Derivative terms: Unify, Unify, Unitize, Unitize, Whole

Definition of Unit

1. n. A single thing or person.

2. n. A single thing or person.

Definition of Unit

1. Noun. (sciences) A standard measure of a quantity. ¹

2. Noun. The number one. ¹

3. Noun. (form of Short form international unit) ¹

4. Noun. An organized group comprising people and/or equipment. ¹

5. Noun. (rfd-redundant) (military) A self-contained military organization; usually a battalion, regiment(,) or naval ship. ¹

6. Noun. (military informal) A member of a military organization. ¹

7. Noun. (US military) Any military element whose structure is prescribed by competent authority, such as a table of organization and equipment; specifically, part of an organization'''Joint Publication 1-02 ''U.S. Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms; 12 April 2001 (As Amended Through 14 April 2006).'''''. ¹

8. Noun. (US military) An organization title of a subdivision of a group in a task force. ¹

9. Noun. (US military) A standard or basic quantity into which an item of supply is divided, issued(,) or used. In this meaning, also called unit of issue. ¹

10. Noun. (US military) 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. ¹

11. Noun. (algebra) An element of a ring having a multiplicative inverse. (Formerly just the identity element 1''R'' of a ring.) ¹

12. Noun. (geology) 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. ¹

13. Noun. (context: commerce) An item which may be sold singly. ¹

14. Noun. (UK electricity) One kilowatt-hour (as recorded on an electricity meter). ¹

15. Noun. (Australia New Zealand) 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. ¹

16. Adjective. For each unit. ¹

17. Adjective. (mathematics) Having a size or magnitude of one. ¹

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Definition of Unit

1. a specific quantity used as a standard of measurement [n -S]

Medical Definition of Unit

1. 1. A single thing or person. 2. The least whole number; one. "Units are the integral parts of any large number." (I. Watts) 3. A gold coin of the reign of James I, of the value of twenty shillings. 4. Any determinate amount or quantity (as of length, time, heat, value) adopted as a standard of measurement for other amounts or quantities of the same kind. 5. A single thing, as a magnitude or number, regarded as an undivided whole. Abstract unit, the unit of numeration; one taken in the abstract; the number represented by 1. The term is used in distinction from concrete, or determinate, unit, that is, a unit in which the kind of thing is expressed; a unit of measure or value; as 1 foot, 1 dollar, 1 pound, and the like. Complex unit, an imaginary number of the form a + b-1, when a^2 + b^2 = 1. Duodecimal unit, a unit in the scale of numbers increasing or decreasing by twelves. Fractional unit, the unit of a fraction; the reciprocal of the denominator; thus, 1/4 is the unit of the fraction 3/4. Integral unit, the unit of integral numbers, or 1. Physical unit, a value or magnitude conventionally adopted as a unit or standard in physical measurements. The various physical units are usually based on given units of length, mass, and time, and on the density or other properties of some substance, for example, water. See Dyne, Erg, Farad, Ohm, Poundal, etc. Unit deme, stress per unit of area; intensity of stress. It is expressed in ounces, pounds, tons, etc, per square inch, square foot, or square yard, etc, or in atmospheres, or inches of mercury or water, or the like. Origin: Abbrev. From unity. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Unit

unit (current term)
unit aircraft
unit cell
unit cells
unit character
unit circle
unit cost
unit costs
unit designation lists
unit dose
unit fibrils
unit fraction
unit fractions
unit interval
unit intervals

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