What is unit?

  • (noun): A single undivided whole.
    Example: "An idea is not a unit that can be moved from one brain to another"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on unit, units:

411th Civil Affairs Battalion (United States) - Unit Decorations
... The unit received a Meritorious Unit Commendation in 2008 for service in Iraq ... The unit was also awarded a Meritorious Unit Commendation in 2011 for service in Kandahar, Afghanistan ...
Unit 101
... Unit 101 (Hebrew יחידה 101) was a special forces unit of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), founded and commanded by Ariel Sharon on orders from Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion in August 1953 ... The unit was merged into Battalion 890 during January 1954, mainly because they killed dozens of unarmed citizens during the raid known as Qibya massacre into the village of Qibya ... Beside the Sayeret Matkal, they are considered to be the unit with the most influence on the Israeli infantry oriented units—including both special ...
43rd Sustainment Brigade (United States) - Unit Decorations
... Ribbon Award Year Notes Joint Meritorious Unit Award 1996 For Joint Logistics Support Element, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Joint Meritorious Unit Award 2011 For Operation Enduring ...
Unit - Other Uses
... Unit (housing), a self-contained suite of rooms within a set of similar dwellings Unit of account, a monetary unit of measurement An apartment Multiple unit, a passenger train where ...
Kinetic Theory - Properties - Collisions With Container
... One can calculate the number of atomic or molecular collisions with a wall of a container per unit area per unit time ... equation for total number of collisions per unit time per area This quantity is also known as the "impingement rate" in vacuum physics ...

More definitions of "unit":

  • (noun): An individual or group or structure or other entity regarded as a structural or functional constituent of a whole.
    Example: "The reduced the number of units and installations"; "the word is a basic linguistic unit"
  • (noun): A single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else.
    Synonyms: building block
  • (noun): An assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity.
    Example: "The team is a unit"
    Synonyms: whole, whole thing
  • (noun): Any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange.
    Example: "The dollar is the United States unit of currency"; "a unit of wheat is a bushel"; "change per unit volume"
    Synonyms: unit of measurement
  • (noun): An organization regarded as part of a larger social group.
    Example: "The coach said the offensive unit did a good job"; "after the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his unit"
    Synonyms: social unit

Famous quotes containing the word unit:

    During the Suffragette revolt of 1913 I ... [urged] that what was needed was not the vote, but a constitutional amendment enacting that all representative bodies shall consist of women and men in equal numbers, whether elected or nominated or coopted or registered or picked up in the street like a coroner’s jury. In the case of elected bodies the only way of effecting this is by the Coupled Vote. The representative unit must not be a man or a woman but a man and a woman.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)