Meaning of UNIT in English
/ ˈjuːnɪt; NAmE / noun
a single thing, person or group that is complete by itself but can also form part of sth larger :
The cell is the unit of which all living organisms are composed.
The basic unit of society is the family.
( business ) a single item of the type of product that a company sells :
The game's selling price was $15 per unit.
What's the unit cost ?
GROUP OF PEOPLE
a group of people who work or live together, especially for a particular purpose :
army / military / police units
Medical units were operating in the disaster area.
a department, especially in a hospital, that provides a particular type of care or treatment :
the intensive care unit
a maternity unit
unit (of sth) a fixed quantity, etc. that is used as a standard measurement :
a unit of time / length / weight
a unit of currency , such as the euro or the dollar
Women are advised not to drink more than fourteen units of alcohol per week.
a piece of furniture, especially a cupboard, that fits with and matches others of the same type :
a fitted kitchen with white units
floor / wall units
bedroom / kitchen / storage units
a small machine that has a particular purpose or is part of a larger machine :
a waste disposal unit
the central processing unit of a computer
one of the parts into which a textbook or a series of lessons is divided :
The present perfect is covered in Unit 8.
FLAT / APARTMENT / HOUSE
(also ˈhome unit ) ( AustralE , NZE ) a single flat / apartment or house in a building or group of buildings containing a number of them
any whole number from 0 to 9 :
a column for the tens and a column for the units
late 16th cent. (as a mathematical term): from Latin unus , probably suggested by digit .
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005