Definición de unit en inglés:


Saltos de línea: unit
Pronunciación: /ˈjuːnɪt


  • 1An individual thing or person regarded as single and complete but which can also form an individual component of a larger or more complex whole: large areas of land made up of smaller units the sentence as a unit of grammar the family unit
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    • Together, these people form the components of a single unit.
    • There was another member to our family unit but he decided he preferred the pub and his single life than spending time with his family.
    • Sri Lankan Americans live in single family units without relatives, although relatives may migrate to the same community.
  • 1.1A self-contained section in a building or group of buildings: one- and two-bedroom units
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    • He reports that the historically designated building will house units from 1,450 square feet to a massive 3,449 square feet over its five floors.
    • The junk of scaffolding at the bottom of the photo is actually the theatre itself - it's actually a self-contained unit within the building.
    • The scheme will also have offices, industrial units, shops, bars and restaurants.
  • 1.2A department of an institution with a specific function: the intensive-care unit
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    • Specifically excluded from this study were specimens obtained from intensive care units and emergency departments.
    • If several people in a unit or department want flexible schedules, it may not be feasible to accommodate all of them.
    • He said the new head of homicide is one of the best qualified officers of color in the department to run the unit.
  • 1.3A subdivision of a larger military grouping: he returned to Germany with his unit
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    • A legion was a military unit of the Roman army made up of infantry and supporting cavalry numbering three to six thousand men.
    • The initiative places reporters alongside military units on the front lines.
    • The Red Army used infantry and cavalry units to move more resolutely and to a deeper depth.
  • 1.4A self-contained part of an educational course: students take three compulsory core units
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    • Those who complete the online course will receive 0.2 continuing education units.
    • Ganma entails more than including compulsory units of Aboriginal studies into the existing curriculum.
    • Continuing education units are available for many of the classes.
  • 1.5A single manufactured item: [as modifier]: unit cost
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    • Rising car sales spread those high costs over more units, but battery manufacturing capacity is still constrained.
    • Relying too much on markets for either input supplies or sales outlets places the low unit cost of production that comes with economies of scale at risk.
    • This was designed to cut the high unit cost of producing milk during the four off season months when production is about one tenth of the peak summer volume.
  • 1.6British The smallest measure of investment in a unit trust.
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    • Another alternative would be to invest in a unit or investment trust that specialise in property.
    • However, if you're interested in investing in the stock market, you may be keen to use a unit / investment trust company that you know.
    • The management company sells the units to the investors.
  • 2A device that has a specified function, especially one forming part of a complex mechanism: the gearbox and transmission unit
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    • The reason is that mechanical traction units are effective in nuclear disc lesions, and recurrence of pain after back surgery.
    • As the DSG gearbox is a mechanical unit, not a fuel sapping automatic type, fuel consumption is not adversely affected.
    • Meanwhile, dairies that employ mechanical refrigeration units can take note of recent advancements in those systems as well.
  • 2.1A piece of furniture or equipment for fitting with others like it or made of complementary parts: a sink unit
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    • It stocks all manner of furniture, from dressing tables and desks to entertainment units and bed bases.
    • The kitchen is fitted with maple units and display cabinets as well as a breakfast bar, while an adjoining conservatory area has a pitched glass ceiling and another set of patio doors.
    • Showers will have screens instead of curtains, there will be heated towel rails and versatile drawers, shelves, cupboards and desk units.
  • 2.2US A police car: he eased into his unit and flicked the siren on
  • 3A quantity chosen as a standard in terms of which other quantities may be expressed: a unit of measurement fifty units of electricity
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    • The 42-gallon barrel is still a standard unit of measurement in the oil industry, though.
    • The mean difference is expressed in terms of standard deviation units.
    • This is the antilog in terms of the original unit of measurement that defines the 50th percentile.
    quantity, measure, measurement, denomination, value
  • 4The number one.
  • 4.1 (units) The digit before the decimal point in decimal notation, representing an integer less than ten.
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    • In words, what we want is to chop off the units digit, multiply it by something suitable, then either add it to or subtract it from our truncated number.
    • The Romans represented units, tens, hundreds, and thousands as separate items in their numbers.
    • When writing an integer in decimal we use, essentially, a units column, a tens column, a hundreds column, a thousands column, and so on.


late 16th century (as a mathematical term): from Latin unus, probably suggested by digit.

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