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Definitions of unit

  1. a single undivided natural entity occurring in the composition of something else; " units of nucleic acids"
  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"
  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"
  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"
  5. a single undivided whole; " an idea is not a unit that can be moved from one brain to another"
  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"
  7. a single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else; " units of nucleic acids"
  8. A single thing or person.
  9. The least whole number; one.
  10. A gold coin of the reign of James I., of the value of twenty shillings.
  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.
  12. A single thing, as a magnitude or number, regarded as an undivided whole.
  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.
  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.
  15. The least complete number; a single thing.
  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.
  17. One; a single person or thing.
  18. A single person or thing; an individual.
  19. A least whole number; one; unity.
  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.
  21. A single person or thing; the least whole number; in math., a certain dimension or magnitude assumed as a standard of measure.
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Quotes of unit

  1. As brilliant an individual that Michael Jordan was, he was not successful until he got with a good team unit – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  2. You can't win if you don't play as a unit – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  3. Measurements of the specific ionization of both the positive and negative particles, by counting the number of droplets per unit length along the tracks, showed the great majority of both the positive and negative particles to possess unit electric charge. – Carl D. Anderson
  4. When I was 24 I went to Nigeria and it was such a culture shock, growing up in Australia and suddenly being the only white man in this unit full of black men. – Bruce Beresford
  5. The Wellcome Foundation offered me the chance to establish a small academic research unit modestly funded, but with total independence. The real opportunity, however, came from King's College, London. – James W. Black
  6. The carrying out of the Potsdam Agreement has, however, been obstructed by the failure of the Allied Control Council to take the necessary steps to enable the German economy to function as an economic unit – James F. Byrnes
  7. We don't have the family organization the way we used to. My father lives with us because we have the room. The greatest of all opportunities for our children is a complete family unit – Dixie Carter
  8. And then as we played more and more as a trio, it became more and more of a situation where we realized we really knew how to use the fourth member of the group- that space. The thing about the trio is that it's the biggest sound you can have with the smallest unit – Charlie Hunter
  9. Yeah, well, it did earlier- but as Bobby and I have played together, our thing as a unit has become so strong that they kind of had to get in where they fit in. And most people do. – Charlie Hunter
  10. His unit is in charge of 5, 000 homes, and they've only been able to search about 2 percent of them. People are standing on roofs or sticking their hands out of air vents so they can get rescued. – Allen Johnson
  11. If we reduce social life to the smallest possible unit we will find that there is no social life in the company of one. – Jerzy Kosinski
  12. I didn't get at first put into a rehab facility; I got put in a adolescent psychiatric unit for my detox. – Jack Osbourne
  13. The proof is in the pudding when they come home. Will we have the data about their health, will we know where they were stationed, what their unit deployments were? I will need that information. – Anthony Principi
  14. The uniqueness of the unit was more or less that it was focused on a single individual. It was really the first time the agency had done that sort of effort. – Michael Scheuer
  15. But if you're going to go out on a military unit you've got to allow yourself to be under the control of the commander because you really could put the troops in danger. – Bob Schieffer

Usage examples for unit

  1. As a matter of fact, it was almost a month and a half before League Headquarters became aware of the importance of the unit – Legacy by James H Schmitz
  2. The teacher meets a class- a collection of pupils in a social unit – Principles of Teaching by Adam S. Bennion
  3. Jane had to tell of her father's new Unit now almost complete, of Mr. Murray's new battalion, now in barracks, of the Patriotic Fund and how splendidly it was mounting up into the hundreds of thousands, and of the Women's War Association, of which she was Secretary, and of the Young Women's War Organisation, of which she was President; and all with such animation, with such radiant smiles, with such flashing eyes, such keen swift play of thought and wit that Larry could hardly believe his eyes and ears, so immense was the change that had taken place in Jane during these ten months. – The Major by Ralph Connor
  4. It presents them as in a very deep and true sense a unit in world affairs, spiritual partners, standing together because thinking together, quick with common sympathies and common ideals. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  5. The men of the old wars knew that when a squadron is attached to a combined expedition it is something different from a purely naval unit – Some Principles of Maritime Strategy by Julian Stafford Corbett
  6. Auchincloss is a member and a valuable one- the only one whose name Georgian positively knows; but he's but a unit in a thousand. – The Chief Legatee by Anna Katharine Green
  7. Every unit from the company up, has its own supply and ammunition wagons, field hospitals, etc. – Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights by Kelly Miller
  8. We also heard that Dr. and Mrs. Dearmer were going with us, the former as Chaplain to visit the sick and wounded, and his wife as an orderly to our unit – My Diary in Serbia: April 1, 1915-Nov. 1, 1915 by Monica M. Stanley
  9. The North's a unit now, and so is the South. – Elsie's Womanhood by Martha Finley
  10. One, or a unit whether it is a number. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  11. Tom Breeks then retired from the front, and became a unit once more. – Sandra Belloni by George Meredith, v1 by George Meredith
  12. But since The family is the unit of the state, therefore The state makes laws, not for love, but for the family. – Hints for Lovers by Arnold Haultain
  13. You have not heard what unit sir? – The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land by Ralph Connor
  14. They thus carry out Mr. Morris's cardinal principle, that the unit both for arrangement of type and for decoration, is always the double page. – A Short History of English Printing, 1476-1898 by Henry R. Plomer
  15. At first it was thought this was another British unit – America's War for Humanity by Thomas Herbert Russell
  16. Under the circumstances I wonder how long our Red Cross unit may remain? – The Red Cross Girls with Pershing to Victory by Margaret Vandercook
  17. Can he conceive how the number five can be a unit – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  18. A proposition, whether long or short, is a unit but it is an analysable unit – Logic, Inductive and Deductive by William Minto
  19. The individual did not even have a legal existence;- the family was the unit of society. – Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation by Lafcadio Hearn
  20. How could we five girls expect to start a unit when we haven't enough girls to begin with? – Natalie: A Garden Scout by Lillian Elizabeth Roy

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