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unit

noun [C] (MEASUREMENT)    /ˈjuː.nɪt/
a standard measure that is used to express amounts : A centimetre is a unit of length . The standard unit of currency in the US is the dollar .Measurements in general UK a standard measure of alcohol : Experts say that women should not drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week .Spirits and distillingWeighing and measuring
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