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Definition of Units

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specific quantity regarded as a standard; combination which acts a whole; piece; furniture; device, apparatus
Units Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wood Floor Terms
Four or more basic Mosaic Parquet Squares; or four or more slats in 3/4" parquet, usually made from T&G strip flooring combined into a parquet unit.
Units Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
WordNet 2.0

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
(hypernym) definite quantity
(hyponym) measuring unit, measuring block
(derivation) unitize, unitise
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"
(hypernym) part, portion, component part, component
(derivation) unitize, unitise
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) social unit
(hypernym) organization, organisation
(hyponym) klavern
(derivation) unitize, unitise
4. a single undivided whole; "an idea is not a unit that can be moved from one brain to another"
(hypernym) whole
(hyponym) one
(derivation) unify, unite, merge
5. a single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else; "units of nucleic acids"
(synonym) building block
(hypernym) thing
(hyponym) chain, chemical chain
(part-meronym) part, piece
(derivation) unitize, unitise
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, whole thing
(hypernym) object, physical object
(hyponym) artifact, artefact
(part-meronym) part, portion
(derivation) mix, mingle, commix, unify, amalgamate
Units Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Aviation - English -
A standard quantity, such as ft or mi; Synonyms: dimension;
Units Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
UNIT, or UNified Intelligence Taskforce (formerly United Nations Intelligence Taskforce) is a fictional military organisation from the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, Torchwood, and The Sarah Jane Adventures. Operating under the auspices of the United Nations, its purpose is to investigate and combat paranormal and extraterrestrial threats to the Earth. In the original Doctor Who series, several UNIT personnel (such as the Brigadier) played a major role in the programme.

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Unit may refer to:

Science, technology, and medicine
  • Unit of measurement, a definite magnitude of a physical quantity, defined and adopted by convention or by law
  • Astronomical unit, a unit of length roughly between the Earth and the Sun
  • Blood unit, a measurement in blood transfusion is approximately 470ml
  • English units, a historical units of measurement used in England up to 1824
  • Enzyme unit, a measurement of active enzyme in a sample
  • Equivalent (chemistry), a unit of measurement used in chemistry and biology
  • Geological unit or rock unit, a volume of identifiable rock or ice
  • GNU Units, a software program for unit conversion
  • International unit, a unit of measurement for nutrients and drugs
  • Natural unit, a physical unit of measurement
  • Statistical unit, a data point on which statistical analysis is performed
  • Unit testing, a method by which individual units of source code
  • Unit, a vessel or section of a chemical plant or other industrial plant where a step in a production process called a unit operation takes place
  • Central processing unit, the electronic circuitry within a computer that carries out the instructions of a computer program

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