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  1. Plural of unit

Extensive Definition

The word unit means any of several things:
  • Unit (housing), in Australia/New Zealand - a self-contained suite of rooms within a set of similar dwellings.
  • Units of measurement, a fundamental quantity of measurement
  • Units (Unix), a command-line computer program that does unit conversion
  • Units conversion by factor-label, a widely used approach for performing Conversion of units
  • A unit can be a general word for a module or device. For more specific example, see next entry.
  • Functional unit, a component of a computer system such as the CPU
  • A unit can refer to a self-contained section of a building (or maybe a structure such as a cabin) meant to be rented or otherwise occupied by a party, such as an apartment or business suite. See Apartment.
  • In chemical engineering, a unit is a (usually) large vessel or section of a plant in which a unit operation goes on. See Chemical plant#Chemical processes.
  • Unit of action, a discrete piece of action (or beat) in a theatrical presentation
  • Multiple unit, a passenger train whose carriages have their own motors
  • Unit of alcohol, 10 millilitres of pure ethanol in the UK
  • In biochemistry, unit is the measure of enzyme activity.
  • In a 19-inch rack a rack unit is a standard height of 1.75 inches
  • Military units, including:
    • Unit 101, an Israeli special operations unit
    • Unit 731, a covert medical experiment unit of the Imperial Japanese Army, which researched biological warfare through human experimentation during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945) and World War II
  • A Strategic business unit
  • A unit of blood, equal to one pint.
  • Unit Corporation, a United States oil and gas producer
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In mathematics:


units in Arabic: وحدة
units in Catalan: Unitat
units in Danish: Enhed (flertydig)
units in German: Einheit
units in Esperanto: Unuo
units in Spanish: Unidad
units in Persian: واحد
units in French: Unité
units in Hungarian: Egység
units in Ido: Unajo
units in Italian: Unità
units in Japanese: 単位
units in Korean: 단위
units in Polish: Jednostka
units in Simple English: Unit
units in Slovenian: Enota
units in Chinese: 單位
units in Latin: go suck a big one
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