unit

u|nit
W3 [ˈju:nıt] n
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1¦(group)¦
2¦(measuring)¦
3¦(part)¦
4¦(part of a book)¦
5¦(product)¦
6¦(part of a machine)¦
7¦(furniture)¦
8¦(apartment)¦
9¦(school/university)¦
10¦(number)¦
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[Date: 1500-1600; Origin: unity]
1.) ¦(GROUP)¦
a group of people working together as part of a larger group
The man is in the hospital's intensive care unit .
2.) ¦(MEASURING)¦
an amount of something used as a standard of measurement
unit of
The watt is a unit of electrical power.
3.) ¦(PART)¦
a thing, person, or group that is regarded as one single whole part of something larger
a Russian army unit
unit of
The family is the basic social unit of modern society.
4.) ¦(PART OF A BOOK)¦
one of the numbered parts into which a ↑textbook (=a book used in schools) is divided
5.) ¦(PRODUCT)¦
technical a single complete product made by a company
The factory's output is now up to 150,000 units each month.
6.) ¦(PART OF A MACHINE)¦
a piece of equipment which is part of a larger machine
control/display/filter etc unit
7.) ¦(FURNITURE)¦
a piece of furniture, especially one that can be attached to others of the same type
fitted kitchen units BrE
storage units
8.) ¦(APARTMENT)¦
AmE a single apartment in a larger building
9.) ¦(SCHOOL/UNIVERSITY)¦
AmE an amount of work that a student needs to do in order to complete a particular course
10.)¦(NUMBER)¦
BrE technical any whole number less than ten
hundreds, tens, and units

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