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noun [countable] unit pronunciation in British English /ˈjuːnɪt/
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  1. 1
    an individual thing that is part of something larger
    The sen is the smallest unit of Malaysian currency.
  2. 4
    a family, considered as part of society or considered as a group of individual people
    the traditional two-parent family unit
  3. 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?
    2. b.
      business a single example of a product that a company makes in large numbers
      The company needs to sell 10,000 units to break even.
  4. 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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