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Noun: unit  yoo-nit
  1. Any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange
    "a unit of wheat is a bushel"; "change per unit volume"; "the dollar is the United States unit of currency";
    - unit of measurement
  2. 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"
  3. An organization regarded as part of a larger social group
    "after the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his unit"; "the coach said the offensive unit did a good job";
    - social unit
  4. A single undivided whole
    "an idea is not a unit that can be moved from one brain to another"
  5. A single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else
    "units of nucleic acids";
    - building block
  6. An assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity
    "the team is a unit";
    - whole

Derived forms: units

Type of: article, component, component part, constituent, definite quantity, object, organisation [Brit], organization, part, physical object, portion, thing, whole

Encyclopedia: Unit