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Dictionary definition for: Unit

1. (n) any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange; "the dollar is the United States unit of currency" "a unit of wheat is a bushel" "change per unit volume"

2. (n) an individual or group or structure or other entity regarded as a structural or functional constituent of a whole; "the reduced the number of units and installations" "the word is a basic linguistic unit"

3. (n) an organization regarded as part of a larger social group; "the coach said the offensive unit did a good job" "after the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his unit"

4. (n) a single undivided whole; "an idea is not a unit that can be moved from one brain to another"

5. (n) a single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else; "units of nucleic acids"

6. (n) an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity; "how big is that part compared to the whole?" "the team is a unit"

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