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Definitions of unit

  1. a single undivided natural entity occurring in the composition of something else; "units of nucleic acids" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a single undivided whole; "an idea is not a unit that can be moved from one brain to another" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else; "units of nucleic acids" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. A single thing or person. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The least whole number; one. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A gold coin of the reign of James I., of the value of twenty shillings. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A single thing, as a magnitude or number, regarded as an undivided whole. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. One person or thing of a number which make up a group; a single group in an association made up of groups; in mathematics, the least whole number; a fixed quantity, distance, etc., taken as a standard of measurement. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. 1. One, a single person or thing. 2. A standard of measure, weight, or any other quality, by multiplications or fractions of which a scale or system is formed. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  15. The least complete number; a single thing. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  16. One: a single thing or person: the least whole number: anything taken as one: any known determinate quantity by constant application of which any other quantity is measured. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. One; a single person or thing. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. A single person or thing; an individual. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A least whole number; one; unity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. One; a single thing or person; the least whole number; any known determinate quantity, by the constant repetition of which any other quantity of the same kind is measured. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. A single person or thing; the least whole number; in math., a certain dimension or magnitude assumed as a standard of measure. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. 1. Determined opt definite quantity used a standard of exchange and measurement. 2. Fractional undivided interest of a mutual fund, unit trust. thelawdictionary.org
  23. [=u]'nit, n. one: a single thing or person: the least whole number: anything taken as one: any known determinate quantity by constant application of which any other quantity is measured.--adj. U'NITAL.--n. UNIT[=A]'RIAN, one who asserts the unity of the Godhead as opposed to the TRINITY, and ascribes divinity to God the Father only.--adj. pertaining to Unitarians or their doctrine.--n. UNIT[=A]'RIANISM, the doctrines or principles of a UNITARIAN.--adj. U'NITARY, pertaining to unity or to a unit: (biol.) monistic, as opposed to dualistic: whole, integral.--n. U'NIT[=A]TE, the remainder after dividing a number by any digit.--v.t. to obtain the unitate of.--n. UNIT[=A]'TION. [L. unitum, pa.p. of un[=i]re, to unite--unus, one.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  24. A single thing; hence, that which is regarded as indivisible, and which consequently forms by repeated addition other things or quantities which are divisible; as Morphological u., Chemical u. (= atom). na
  25. A magnitude to which other magnitudes are referred; a standard of which other magnitudes are regarded as multiples or submultiples. The principal u’s in physics are those of Length, Volume (or Measure), and Weight (or Mass) (see Table of Weights and Measures); U. of Force (dyne); U’s of Work (erg, horse-power, foot-pound, kilogrammetre); U’s of Heat (calorie, therm); U. of Light (standard candle; see Standard); Electrical u’s including the U. of capacity (farad), U. of current (ampere), U. of electro-motive force (volt), U. of quantity (coulomb), U. of resistance (ohm), U. of work (watt). Antitoxic u., Immunizing u., see Antitoxin. na
  26. Individual thing or person or group regarded for purposes of calculation &c. as single& complete, each of the individuals or groups into which a complex whole may be analysed, as take the family as the u. of society; quantity chosen as a standard in terms of which other quantities may be expressed, as abstract u., the number one (1), C.G.S. system of uu. (in which centimetre, gramme, second, are the uu. of length, mass, & time), electrical, inagnetic, thermal, u. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  27. [L.] The magnitude by reference to which other magnitudes are expressed numerically. In England, the fundamental U. of distance, time, and mass are the yard, the mean solar second, and the pound avoirdupois ; other units are derived from them according to tables of weights and measures, as inches and miles, hours and minutes, ounces and hundredweights, etc. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  28. n. [Latin] A single thing or person; the least whole number; one. Cabinet Dictionary

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