Meaning of UNIT in English

UNIT

■ noun

1》 an individual thing or person regarded as single and complete but also able to form a individual component of a larger whole.

↘a self-contained section of a building or group of buildings.

↘a subdivision of a larger military grouping.

↘a self-contained part of an educational course.

↘a single manufactured item.

2》 a device or part with a specified function.

3》 a standard quantity in terms of which other quantities may be expressed.

4》 one as a number or quantity.

Derivatives

~ize or ~ise verb

Origin

C16: from L. unus , prob. suggested by digit .

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