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unit US English

An individual thing or person regarded as single and complete but which can also form an individual component of a larger or more complex whole

unit US Thesaurus

the family is the fundamental unit of society

base unit US English

A fundamental unit that is defined arbitrarily and not by combinations of other units. The base units of the SI system are the meter, kilogram, second, ampere, kelvin, mole, and candela

home unit US English

A flat, especially one occupied by the owner, that is one of several in a large building

unit cell US English

The smallest group of atoms of a substance that has the overall symmetry of a crystal of that substance, and from which the entire lattice can be built up by repetition in three dimensions

wall unit US English

A piece of furniture having various sections, typically shelves and cabinets, designed to stand against a wall

Dobson unit US English

A unit of measurement for the total amount of ozone in the atmosphere above a point on the earth’s surface, one Dobson unit being equivalent to a layer of pure ozone 0.01 mm thick at standard temperature and pressure

social unit US English

An individual, or a group or community, considered as a discrete constituent of a society or larger group

unit-linked US English

Denoting or relating to a life assurance policy or other investment in which the premiums or payments are invested in a unit trust

unit train US English

A train transporting a single commodity

unit trust US English

British term for mutual fund.

unit vector US English

A vector that has a magnitude of one

vanity unit US English

A unit consisting of a washbasin set into a flat top with cupboards beneath

absolute unit US English

A unit of measurement that is defined in terms of the fundamental units of a system (mass, length, and time) and is not based on arbitrary definitions

business unit US English

another term for strategic business unit.

consumer unit US English

An apparatus in the electrical supply at the point it enters a domestic property, which contains devices such as a switch and circuit-breakers

monetary unit US English

A standard unit of value of a country’s coinage

multiple unit US English

A diesel or electric passenger train of two or more carriages powered by integral motors which drive a number of axles throughout the train

thermal unit US English

A unit for measuring heat

unit membrane US English

A lipoprotein membrane that encloses many cells and cell organelles and is composed of two electron-dense layers enclosing a less dense layer

unit pricing US English

Identification of and labeling of items for sale with the retail price per unit, permitting easier price comparisons among similar products in different sized containers

Vanitory unit US English

A vanity unit

arithmetic unit US English

Another term for arithmetic logic unit.

astronomical unit US English

A unit of measurement equal to 149.6 million kilometers, the mean distance from the center of the earth to the center of the sun

fundamental unit US English

One of a set of unrelated units of measurement, which are arbitrarily defined and from which other units are derived. For example, in the SI system the fundamental units are the meter, kilogram, and second

international unit US English

A unit of activity or potency for vitamins, hormones, or other substances, defined individually for each substance in terms of the activity of a standard quantity or preparation

atomic mass unit US English

A unit of mass used to express atomic and molecular weights, equal to one-twelfth of the mass of an atom of carbon-12. It is equal to approximately 1.66 x 10-27 kg

coronary care unit US English

A hospital department that provides special care and monitoring for heart patients

arithmetic logic unit US English

A unit in a computer that carries out arithmetic and logical operations

British thermal unit US English

The amount of heat needed to raise one pound of water at maximum density through one degree Fahrenheit, equivalent to 1.055 × 103 joules

solar neutrino unit US English

A unit used in expressing the detected flux of neutrinos from the sun, equal to 10−36 neutrino captures per target atom per second

visual display unit US English

A device for displaying input signals as characters on a screen

waste disposal unit US English

An electrically operated device fitted to the waste pipe of a kitchen sink for grinding up food waste

central processing unit US English

The part of a computer in which operations are controlled and executed

strategic business unit US English

A relatively autonomous division of a large company that operates as an independent enterprise with responsibility for a particular range of products or activities

angstrom US English

A unit of length equal to one hundred-millionth of a centimeter, 10-10 meter, used mainly to express wavelengths and interatomic distances

Svedberg US English

A unit of time equal to 10−13 seconds, used in expressing sedimentation coefficients

International System of Units US English

A system of physical units (SI Units) based on the meter, kilogram, second, ampere, kelvin, candela, and mole, together with a set of prefixes to indicate multiplication or division by a power of ten

debye US English

A unit used to express electric dipole moments of molecules. One debye is equal to 3.336 × 1030 coulomb meter

debye unit in debye US English

A unit used to express electric dipole moments of molecules. One debye is equal to 3.336 × 1030 coulomb meter

unitholder US English

A person with an investment in a unit trust

angstrom unit in angstrom US English

A unit of length equal to one hundred-millionth of a centimeter, 10-10 meter, used mainly to express wavelengths and interatomic distances

Svedberg unit in Svedberg US English

A unit of time equal to 10−13 seconds, used in expressing sedimentation coefficients

Svedberg New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

unit of time used in expressing sedimentation coefficients


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