[yoo-nit] /ˈyu nɪt/
a single thing or person.
any group of things or persons regarded as an entity:
They formed a cohesive unit.
one of the individuals or groups that together constitute a whole; one of the parts or elements into which a whole may be divided or analyzed.
one of a number of things, organizations, etc., identical or equivalent in function or form:
a rental unit; a unit of rolling stock.
any magnitude regarded as an independent whole; a single, indivisible entity.
Also called dimension. any specified amount of a quantity, as of length, volume, force, momentum, or time, by comparison with which any other quantity of the same kind is measured or estimated.
the least positive integer; one.
Also called unit’s place.
a machine, part, or system of machines having a specified purpose; apparatus:
a heating unit.
Education. a division of instruction centering on a single theme.
Military. an organized body of soldiers, varying in size and constituting a subdivision of a larger body.
a single undivided entity or whole
any group or individual, esp when regarded as a basic element of a larger whole
a mechanical part or integrated assembly of parts that performs a subsidiary function: a filter unit
a complete system, apparatus, or establishment that performs a specific function: a production unit
a subdivision of a larger military formation
Also called unit of measurement. A standard amount of a physical quantity, such as length, mass, energy, etc, specified multiples of which are used to express magnitudes of that physical quantity: the second is a unit of time
the amount of a drug, vaccine, etc, needed to produce a particular effect
a standard measure used in calculating alcohol intake and its effect
(maths, logic) Also called unit set. a set having a single member
short for home unit
short for stock unit
(NZ) a self-propelled railcar
1560s, “single number regarded as an undivided whole,” alteration of unity on the basis of digit. Popularized in John Dee’s English translation of Euclid, to express Greek monas (Dee says unity formerly was used in this sense). Meaning “single thing regarded as a member of a group” is attested from 1640s. Extended sense of “a quantity adopted as a standard of measure” is from 1738. Sense of “group of wards in a hospital” is attested from 1893.
unit u·nit (yōō’nĭt)
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[1963+; origin uncertain]
[verb yooz or for pt for mof 9, yoost; noun yoos] /verb yuz or for pt for mof 9, yust; noun yus/ verb (used with object), used, using. 1. to employ for some purpose; put into service; make use of: to use a knife. 2. to avail oneself of; apply to one’s own purposes: to […]
adjective 1. (of a computer) capable of being used by several people at once operating system A term describing an operating system or application program that can be used by several people concurrently; opposite of single-user. Unix is an example of a multi-user operating system, whereas most (but not all) versions of Microsoft Windows are […]
- Multi-user dimension
games (MUD) (Or Multi-User Domain, originally “Multi-User Dungeon”) A class of multi-player interactive game, accessible via the Internet or a modem. A MUD is like a real-time chat forum with structure; it has multiple “locations” like an adventure game and may include combat, traps, puzzles, magic and a simple economic system. A MUD where characters […]
- Multi-user dungeon