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Noun unit has 6 senses
  1. unit of measurement, unit - any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange; "the dollar is the United States unit of currency"; "a unit of wheat is a bushel"; "change per unit volume"
    --1 is a kind of definite quantity
    --1 has particulars:
     measuring unit, measuring block; denier; diopter; Karat, carat; absorption unit; acceleration unit; angular unit; area unit, square measure; volume unit, capacity unit, capacity measure, cubage unit, cubic measure, cubic content unit, displacement unit, cubature unit; computer memory unit; electromagnetic unit, emu; explosive unit; force unit; metric unit, metric; miles per gallon; monetary unit; megaflop, MFLOP, million floating point operations per second; teraflop, trillion floating point operations per second; MIPS, million instructions per second; pain unit; pressure unit; printing unit; sound unit; telephone unit; temperature unit; weight unit, weight; mass unit; unit of viscosity; work unit, heat unit, energy unit; langley; Brinell number; point; bit; megabit; electrostatic unit
    Derived forms: verb unitize1, verb unitize3
  2. unit - an individual or group or structure or other entity regarded as a structural or functional constituent of a whole; "the reduced the number of units and installations"; "the word is a basic linguistic unit"
    --2 is a kind of
    part, portion, component part, component
    Derived forms: verb unitize1, verb unitize3
  3. unit, social unit - an organization regarded as part of a larger social group; "the coach said the offensive unit did a good job"; "after the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his unit"
    --3 is a kind of organization, organisation
    --3 has particulars:
     klavern; administrative unit, administrative body; company; family, household, house, home, menage; general delivery, poste restante; instrumentality; intensive care unit, ICU; member; military unit, military force, military group, force; task force; team, squad; den; gang, crew, work party; combination; crew; troop, scout troop, scout group; outfit; fifth column, Trojan horse; political unit; side; working group, working party
    Derived form: verb unitize3
  4. unit - a single undivided whole; "an idea is not a unit that can be moved from one brain to another"
    --4 is a kind of
    --4 has particulars: one
    Derived forms: verb unify1, verb unitize3
  5. unit, building block - a single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else; "units of nucleic acids"
    --5 is a kind of thing
    --5 has parts: part, piece
    --5 has particulars:
     chain, chemical chain; couple; unit cell; group, radical, chemical group; molecule
    Derived forms: verb unitize1, verb unitize2, verb unitize3
  6. whole, whole thing, unit - an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity; "how big is that part compared to the whole?"; "the team is a unit"
    --6 is a kind of object, physical object
    --6 has parts: part, portion; section, segment
    --6 has particulars:
     artifact, artefact; item; sum, total, totality, aggregate
    Derived forms: verb unify2, verb unify1, verb unitize2, verb unitize3
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