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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.

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  2. 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?

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    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.

  3. 7
    maths a whole number less than 10

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

    1. a.
      the number 1
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