Meaning of UNIT in English

UNIT

transcription, транскрипция: [ ju:nɪt ]

( units)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.

1.

If you consider something as a unit , you consider it as a single, complete thing.

Agriculture was based in the past on the family as a unit.

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2.

A unit is a group of people who work together at a specific job, often in a particular place.

...the health services research unit...

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3.

A unit is a group within an armed force or police force, whose members fight or work together or carry out a particular task.

One secret military unit tried to contaminate the drinking water of the refugees...

Two small Marine units have been trapped inside the city for the last 36 hours.

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4.

A unit is a small machine which has a particular function, often part of a larger machine.

The unit plugs into any TV set.

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5.

A unit of measurement is a fixed standard quantity, length, or weight that is used for measuring things. The litre, the centimetre, and the ounce are all units.

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6.

A unit is one of the parts that a textbook is divided into.

= module

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