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noun [countable]     unit pronunciation in British English
/ˈjuːnɪt/
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singularunit
pluralunits
  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 course of study is divided into

      We’re on Unit 6.

  2. 2
    a department of an institution, especially a hospital, that has a particular purpose

    He’s in the intensive care unit.

  3. 3
    a piece of furniture or equipment that fits together with other pieces of the same type

    a storage unit

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

    the traditional two-parent family unit

  5. 5
    one of the flats or parts that a building or group of buildings is divided into
  6. 6
    a standard quantity used for measuring something
    unit of:

    I needed two units of blood during the surgery.

    1. a.
      British used for measuring the amount of alcohol that people drink

      How many units of alcohol do you drink a week?

  7. 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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