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    unit - Dictionary definition and meaning for word unit

    Definition
    (noun) any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange
    Synonyms : unit of measurement
    Example Sentence
    • the dollar is the United States unit of currency
    • a unit of wheat is a bushel
    • change per unit volume
    Definition
    (noun) an individual or group or structure or other entity regarded as a structural or functional constituent of a whole
    Example Sentence
    • the reduced the number of units and installations
    • the word is a basic linguistic unit
    Definition
    (noun) an organization regarded as part of a larger social group
    Synonyms : social unit
    Example Sentence
    • the coach said the offensive unit did a good job
    • after the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his unit
    Definition
    (noun) a single undivided whole
    Example Sentence
    • an idea is not a unit that can be moved from one brain to another
    Definition
    (noun) a single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else
    Synonyms : building block
    Example Sentence
    • units of nucleic acids
    Definition
    (noun) an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity
    Synonyms : whole
    Example Sentence
    • how big is that part compared to the whole?
    • the team is a unit
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