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  Definition of unit
  1. 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"
  2. a single undivided whole; "an idea is not a unit that can be moved from one brain to another"
  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 natural thing occurring in the composition of something else; "units of nucleic acids"
  5. 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"
  6. 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"
Similar Words: whole, whole thing, social unit, building block, unit of measurement

 

Hyponyms: artifact, artefact, item, sum, total, totality, aggregate, one, klavern, administrative unit, administrative body, company, family, household, house, home, menage, general delivery, poste restante, instrumentality, intensive care unit, ICU, member, military unit, military force, military group, force, task force, team, squad, den, gang, crew, work party, combination, troop, scout troop, scout group, outfit, fifth column, Trojan horse, political unit, side, working group, working party, chain, chemical chain, couple, unit cell, group, radical, chemical group, molecule, measuring unit, measuring block, denier, diopter, Karat, carat, absorption unit, acceleration unit, angular unit, area unit, square measure, volume unit, capacity unit, capacity measure, cubage unit, cubic measure, cubic content unit, displacement unit, cubature unit, computer memory unit, electromagnetic unit, emu, explosive unit, force unit, metric unit, metric, miles per gallon, monetary unit, megaflop, MFLOP, million floating point operations per second, teraflop, trillion floating point operations per second, MIPS, million instructions per second, pain unit, pressure unit, printing unit, sound unit, telephone unit, temperature unit, weight unit, weight, mass unit, unit of viscosity, work unit, heat unit, energy unit, langley, Brinell number, point, bit, megabit, electrostatic unit

 

Derivational Morphology: mix, mingle, commix, unify, amalgamate, unite, merge, unitize, unitise

 

Language Translations:
Bosnian: jedinica   Chinese: 部件 and 单位  
Croatian: jedinica   Dutch: eenheid  
Finnish: yksikkö   French: unité  
German: Einheit   Hungarian: egység  
Italian: unità   Japanese: 単位 and 一式  
Korean: 단위   Polish: jednostka  
Portuguese: unidade   Russian: единица  
Spanish: unidad   Swedish: enhet  
 
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