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Definitions and Synonyms of unit | Another word for unit | What is unit?

Definition 1: an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity - [noun denoting tops]

Samples where unit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • how big is that part compared to the whole?
  • the team is a unit

Synonyms for unit in the sense of this definition

(unit is a kind of ...) a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

"it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"

(... is a kind of unit ) a whole individual unit; especially when included in a list or collection

"they reduced the price on many items"

(... is a kind of unit ) a unit consisting of components that have been fitted together

(... is a kind of unit ) a man-made object taken as a whole

(... is a kind of unit ) an object occurring naturally; not made by man

(... is a kind of unit ) a living (or once living) entity

(... is a kind of unit ) a whole (a thing or person) of the same kind or category as another

"lard was also used, though its congener, butter, was more frequently employed" "the American shopkeeper differs from his European congener"

(... is a kind of unit ) the whole amount

(unit is a part of ...) something less than the whole of a human artifact

"the rear part of the house" "glue the two parts together"

(unit is a part of ...) one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object

"a section of a fishing rod" "metal sections were used below ground" "finished the final segment of the road"

Definition 2: a single undivided whole - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where unit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an idea is not a unit that can be moved from one brain to another

(unit is a kind of ...) all of something including all its component elements or parts

"Europe considered as a whole" "the whole of American literature"

(... is a kind of unit ) a single person or thing

"he is the best one" "this is the one I ordered"

Definition 3: an organization regarded as part of a larger social group - [noun denoting group]

Samples where unit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the coach said the offensive unit did a good job
  • after the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his unit

Synonyms for unit in the sense of this definition

(unit is a kind of ...) a group of people who work together

(... is a kind of unit ) a unit of 8 to 10 cub scouts

(... is a kind of unit ) an organized group of workmen

(... is a kind of unit ) a group of people (often temporary) having a common purpose

"they were a winning combination"

(... is a kind of unit ) the men and women who man a vehicle (ship, aircraft, etc.)

(... is a kind of unit ) a unit of Girl or Boy Scouts

(... is a kind of unit ) any cohesive unit such as a military company

(... is a kind of unit ) a subversive group that supports the enemy and engages in espionage or sabotage; an enemy in your midst

(... is a kind of unit ) a unit with political responsibilities

(... is a kind of unit ) one of two or more contesting groups

"the Confederate side was prepared to attack"

(... is a kind of unit ) a cooperative unit (especially in sports)

(... is a kind of unit ) a semipermanent unit created to carry out a continuing task

(... is a kind of unit ) a local unit of the Ku Klux Klan

(... is a kind of unit ) a unit with administrative responsibilities

(... is a kind of unit ) a unit of firefighters including their equipment

"a hook-and-ladder company"

(... is a kind of unit ) a social unit living together

"he moved his family to Virginia" "It was a good Christian household" "I waited until the whole house was asleep" "the teacher asked how many people made up his home" "the family refused to accept his will"

(... is a kind of unit ) the part of a post office that handles mail for persons who call for it

(... is a kind of unit ) a subsidiary organ of government created for a special purpose

"are the judicial instrumentalities of local governments adequate?" "he studied the French instrumentalities for law enforcement"

(... is a kind of unit ) a hospital unit staffed and equipped to provide intensive care

(... is a kind of unit ) an organization that is a member of another organization (especially a state that belongs to a group of nations)

"the library was a member of the interlibrary loan association" "Canada is a member of the United Nations"

(... is a kind of unit ) a unit that is part of some military service

"he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"

(... is a kind of unit ) a group of people working together temporarily until some goal is achieved

"the working group was supposed to report back in two weeks"

Definition 4: a single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else - [noun denoting object]

Samples where unit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • units of nucleic acids

Synonyms for unit in the sense of this definition

(unit is a kind of ...) a separate and self-contained entity

(... is a kind of unit ) (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)

(... is a kind of unit ) (physics) something joined by two equal and opposite forces that act along parallel lines

(... is a kind of unit ) the smallest group of atoms or molecules whose repetition at regular intervals in three dimensions produces the lattices of a crystal

(... is a kind of unit ) (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule

(... is a kind of unit ) (physics and chemistry) the simplest structural unit of an element or compound

(unit is a part of ...) a portion of a natural object

"they analyzed the river into three parts" "he needed a piece of granite"

Definition 5: any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where unit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the dollar is the United States unit of currency
  • a unit of wheat is a bushel
  • change per unit volume

Synonyms for unit in the sense of this definition

(unit is a kind of ...) a specific measure of amount

(... is a kind of unit ) (computer science) a unit for measuring the speed of a computer system

(... is a kind of unit ) (computer science) a unit for measuring the execution speed of a computer's CPU (but not the whole system)

"4 MIPS is 4,000,000 instructions per second"

(... is a kind of unit ) a unit measuring the intensity of pain

(... is a kind of unit ) a unit measuring force per unit area

(... is a kind of unit ) a unit of measurement for printing

(... is a kind of unit ) any acoustic unit of measurement

(... is a kind of unit ) a unit of measurement for telephone use

(... is a kind of unit ) a unit of measurement for temperature

(... is a kind of unit ) a unit used to measure weight

"he placed two weights in the scale pan"

(... is a kind of unit ) a unit of measurement for mass

(... is a kind of unit ) a unit of measurement for viscosity

(... is a kind of unit ) a unit of measurement for work

(... is a kind of unit ) unit of solar radiation

(... is a kind of unit ) measure of the hardness of a material

(... is a kind of unit ) the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest

"he scored 20 points in the first half" "a touchdown counts 6 points"

(... is a kind of unit ) a unit of measurement of information (from binary + digit); the amount of information in a system having two equiprobable states

"there are 8 bits in a byte"

(... is a kind of unit ) (computer science) a unit for measuring the speed of a computer system

(... is a kind of unit ) a unit of money

(... is a kind of unit ) a unit of measurement

(... is a kind of unit ) a unit of measurement for the fineness of silk or nylon or rayon

"with an evening dress one wears 10 denier stockings"

(... is a kind of unit ) a unit of measurement of the refractive power of a lens which is equal to the reciprocal of the focal length measured in meters; used by oculists

(... is a kind of unit ) the unit of measurement for the proportion of gold in an alloy; 18-karat gold is 75% gold; 24-karat gold is pure gold

(... is a kind of unit ) a unit for measuring absorption

(... is a kind of unit ) a unit for measuring acceleration

(... is a kind of unit ) a unit of measurement for angles

(... is a kind of unit ) a system of units used to measure areas

(... is a kind of unit ) a unit of measurement of volume or capacity

(... is a kind of unit ) a unit for measuring computer memory

(... is a kind of unit ) any of various systems of units for measuring electricity and magnetism

(... is a kind of unit ) any unit for measuring the force of explosions

(... is a kind of unit ) a unit of measurement of physical force

(... is a kind of unit ) a unit of measurement of length

(... is a kind of unit ) a decimal unit of measurement of the metric system (based on meters and kilograms and seconds)

"convert all the measurements to metric units" "it is easier to work in metric"

(... is a kind of unit ) the distance traveled in a vehicle powered by one gallon of gasoline or diesel fuel

(... is a kind of unit ) any of various units of electricity based on forces of interaction between electric charges

Definition 6: an individual or group or structure or other entity regarded as a structural or functional constituent of a whole - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where unit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the reduced the number of units and installations
  • the word is a basic linguistic unit

(unit is a kind of ...) something determined in relation to something that includes it

"he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself" "I read a portion of the manuscript" "the smaller component is hard to reach" "the animal constituent of plankton"

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