Definition of UNIT

noun : UNIT

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 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; "the coach said the offensive unit did a good job"; "after the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his 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" ;

  • 6. (

    ) 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" ;


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