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Meaning of “unit” - Learner’s Dictionary

unit

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈjuːnɪt/
GROUP a group of people who are responsible for a particular part of an organization: an anti-terrorist unitGovernment departments and organizations
MEASURE a measure used to express an amount or quantity: The kilogram is a unit of weight.Weighing and measuringNumbers generally
SINGLE B1 a single, complete thing that may be part of a larger thing: a French course book with ten unitsWords meaning parts of things
FURNITURE a piece of furniture that fits together with other pieces: kitchen units Furniture and fittings - general words
MACHINE a small machine, or part of a machine, that has a particular purpose: a computer's central processing unitMachinery and machinesHousehold equipment and domestic chores
BUILDING a single apartment, office, etc in a larger buildingHouses and homesRooms
(Definition of unit from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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