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Meaning & Definition of Unit in English

English

Unit

/junət/

noun

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"
    synonym:
  • unit of measurement
  • ,
  • unit

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"
    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • unit
  • ,
  • social unit

4. A single undivided whole

  • "An idea is not a unit that can be moved from one brain to another"
    synonym:
  • unit

5. A single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else

  • "Units of nucleic acids"
    synonym:
  • unit
  • ,
  • building block

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"
    synonym:
  • whole
  • ,
  • unit

Examples of using

The first air striking unit consisted of 100 Zero fighters, 100 torpedo bombers and 100 dive bombers.
Who's in command of this unit?
An individual is the smallest unit of the society.