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noun [countable] unit pronunciation in American English /ˈjunɪt/
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  1. 1
    an individual thing that is part of something larger

    The sen is the smallest unit of Malaysian currency.

    1. a.
      one of the parts that an educational book or a school course is divided into

      Next week’s unit is on the digestive system.

  2. 4
    a family, considered as part of society or considered as a group of individual people

    the traditional two-parent family unit

  3. 7
    maths a whole number less than 10

    Enter 17 by putting 1 in the tens column, and 7 in the units column.

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