HyperDic: unit

English > 6 senses of the word unit:
NOUNquantityunit, unit of measurementany division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange
relationunitan individual or group or structure or other entity regarded as a structural or functional constituent of a whole
groupunit, social unitan organization regarded as part of a larger / larger social group
cognitionunita single undivided whole
objectunit, building blocka single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else
Topsunit, wholean assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity
unit > pronunciation
Soundsyuw'naht; yuw'niht
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
acquit ... writ: 187 rhymes with iht...
English > unit: 6 senses > noun 1, quantity
MeaningAny division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange.
Examples
  • "the dollar is the United States unit of currency"
  • "a unit of wheat is a bushel"
  • "change per unit volume"
Synonymunit of measurement
NarrowerBrinell numberMeasure of the hardness of a material
MIPS, million instructions per second(computer science) a unit for measuring the execution speed of a computer's CPU (but not the whole system)
absorption unitA unit for measuring absorption
acceleration unitA unit for measuring acceleration
angular unitA unit of measurement for angles
area unit, square measureA system of units used to measure areas
bitA unit of measurement of information (from binary + digit)
computer memory unitA unit for measuring computer memory
denierA unit of measurement for the fineness of silk or nylon or rayon
diopter, dioptreA unit of measurement of the refractive power of a lens which is equal to the reciprocal of the focal length measured in meters
electromagnetic unit, emuAny of various systems of units for measuring electricity and magnetism
electrostatic unitAny of various units of electricity based on forces of interaction between electric charges
explosive unitAny unit for measuring the force of explosions
force unitA unit of measurement of physical force
karat, carat, ktThe unit of measurement for the proportion of gold in an alloy
langleyUnit of solar radiation
linear unit, linear measureA unit of measurement of length
mass unitA unit of measurement for mass
measuring unit, measuring blockA unit of measurement
megaflop, MFLOP, million floating point operations per second(computer science) a unit for measuring the speed of a computer system
metric unit, metricA decimal unit of measurement of the metric system (based on meters and kilograms and seconds)
miles per gallonThe distance traveled in a vehicle powered by one gallon of gasoline or diesel fuel
monetary unitA unit of money
pain unitA unit measuring the intensity of pain
pointThe unit of counting in scoring a game / game or contest
pressure unitA unit measuring force per unit area
printing unitA unit of measurement for printing
sound unitAny acoustic unit of measurement
telephone unitA unit of measurement for telephone use
temperature unitA unit of measurement for temperature
teraflop, trillion floating point operations per second(computer science) a unit for measuring the speed of a computer system
unit of viscosityA unit of measurement for viscosity
volume unit, capacity unit, capacity measure, cubage unit, cubic measure, cubic content unit, displacement unit, cubature unitA unit of measurement of volume or capacity
weight unit, weightA unit used to measure weight
work unit, heat unit, energy unitA unit of measurement for work
Broaderdefinite quantityA specific measure of amount
Spanishunidad de medida, unidad
Catalanunitat de mesura, unitat
Verbsunitizeseparate or classify into units
unitizedivide (bulk material) and process as units
English > unit: 6 senses > noun 2, relation
MeaningAn individual or group or structure or other entity regarded as a structural or functional constituent of a whole.
Examples
  • "the reduced the number of units and installations"
  • "the word is a basic linguistic unit"
Broaderpart, portion, component part, component, constituentSomething determined in relation to something that includes it
Spanishelemento, módulo, unidad
Catalanelement, mòdul, unitat
Verbsunitizeseparate or classify into units
unitizedivide (bulk material) and process as units
English > unit: 6 senses > noun 3, group
MeaningAn organization regarded as part of a larger / larger social group.
Examples
  • "the coach said the offensive unit did a good job"
  • "after the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his unit"
Synonymsocial unit
Narroweradministrative unit, administrative bodyA unit with administrative responsibilities
combinationA group of people (often temporary) having a common purpose
companyA unit of firefighters including their equipment
crewThe men and women who man a vehicle (ship, aircraft, etc.)
denA unit of 8 to 10 cub scouts
family, household, house, home, menageA social unit living together
fifth column, Trojan horseA subversive group that supports the enemy and engages in espionage or sabotage
gang, crew, work partyAn organized group of workmen
general delivery, poste restanteThe part of a post office that handles mail for persons who call for it
instrumentalityA subsidiary organ of government created for a special purpose
intensive care unit, ICUA hospital unit staffed and equipped to provide intensive care
klavernA local unit of the Ku Klux Klan
memberAn organization that is a member of another organization (especially a state / state that belongs to a group of nations)
military unit, military force, military group, forceA unit that is part of some military service
outfitAny cohesive unit such as a military company
political unit, political entityA unit with political responsibilities
sideOne of two or more contesting groups
task forceA semipermanent unit created to carry out a continuing task
team, squadA cooperative unit (especially in sports)
troop, scout troop, scout groupA unit of Girl or Boy Scouts
working group, working partyA group of people working together temporarily until some goal is achieved
Broaderorganization, organisationA group of people who work together
Spanishsección, unidad
Catalansecció, unitat
Verbsunitizeseparate or classify into units
English > unit: 6 senses > noun 4, cognition
MeaningA single undivided whole.
Example"an idea is not a unit that can be moved from one brain to another"
NarroweroneA single person or thing
BroaderwholeAll of something including all its component elements or parts
Spanishunidad
Catalanunitat
Verbsunifybecome one
unitizeseparate or classify into units
English > unit: 6 senses > noun 5, object
MeaningA single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else.
Example"units of nucleic acids"
Synonymbuilding block
Partspart, pieceA portion of a natural object
Narrowerchain, chemical chain(chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)
couple(physics) something joined by two equal and opposite forces that act along parallel lines
group, radical, chemical group(chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule
molecule(physics and chemistry) the simplest structural unit of an element or compound
unit cellThe smallest group of atoms or molecules whose repetition at regular intervals in three dimensions produces the lattices of a crystal
BroaderthingA separate and self-contained entity
Spanishunidad
Catalanunitat
Adjectivesunitaryof or pertaining to or involving the use of units
Verbsunitizeseparate or classify into units
unitizemake into a unit
unitizedivide (bulk material) and process as units
English > unit: 6 senses > noun 6, Tops
MeaningAn assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity.
Example "the team is a unit"
Synonymwhole
Partspart, portionSomething less than the whole of a human artifact
section, segmentOne of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object
Narrowerartifact, artefactA man-made object taken as a whole
assemblyA unit consisting of components that have been fitted together
congenerA whole (a thing or person) of the same kind or category as another
itemA whole individual unit
living thing, animate thingA living (or once living) entity
natural objectAn object occurring naturally
sum, total, totality, aggregateThe whole amount
Broaderobject, physical objectA tangible and visible entity
Spanishconjunto, unidad completa, unidad
Catalanconjunt, unitat completa, unitat
Verbsunifybecome one
unifyto bring or combine together or with something else
unitizeseparate or classify into units
unitizemake into a unit

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