Meaning | Any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange. |
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Synonym | unit |
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Narrower | Brinell number | Measure of the hardness of a material |
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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 unit | A unit for measuring absorption |

acceleration unit | A unit for measuring acceleration |

angular unit | A unit of measurement for angles |

area unit, square measure | A system of units used to measure areas |

bit | A unit of measurement of information (from binary + digit) |

computer memory unit | A unit for measuring computer memory |

denier | A unit of measurement for the fineness of silk or nylon or rayon |

diopter, dioptre | A 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, emu | Any of various systems of units for measuring electricity and magnetism |

electrostatic unit | Any of various units of electricity based on forces of interaction between electric charges |

explosive unit | Any unit for measuring the force of explosions |

force unit | A unit of measurement of physical force |

karat, carat, kt | The unit of measurement for the proportion of gold in an alloy |

langley | Unit of solar radiation |

linear unit, linear measure | A unit of measurement of length |

mass unit | A unit of measurement for mass |

measuring unit, measuring block | A 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, metric | A decimal unit of measurement of the metric system (based on meters and kilograms and seconds) |

miles per gallon | The distance traveled in a vehicle powered by one gallon of gasoline or diesel fuel |

monetary unit | A unit of money |

pain unit | A unit measuring the intensity of pain |

point | The unit of counting in scoring a game / game or contest |

pressure unit | A unit measuring force per unit area |

printing unit | A unit of measurement for printing |

sound unit | Any acoustic unit of measurement |

telephone unit | A unit of measurement for telephone use |

temperature unit | A 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 viscosity | A unit of measurement for viscosity |

volume unit, capacity unit, capacity measure, cubage unit, cubic measure, cubic content unit, displacement unit, cubature unit | A unit of measurement of volume or capacity |

weight unit, weight | A unit used to measure weight |

work unit, heat unit, energy unit | A unit of measurement for work |

Broader | definite quantity | A specific measure of amount |
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Spanish | unidad de medida, unidad |
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Catalan | unitat de mesura, unitat |
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