Associations to the word «Unit»


UNIT, noun. (sciences) A standard measure of a quantity.
UNIT, noun. The number one.
UNIT, noun. Short form of international unit
UNIT, noun. An organized group comprising people and/or equipment.
UNIT, noun. (military) (informal) A member of a military organization.
UNIT, noun. (US) (military) Any military element whose structure is prescribed by competent authority, such as a table of organization and equipment; specifically, part of an organization.
UNIT, noun. (US) (military) An organization title of a subdivision of a group in a task force.
UNIT, noun. (US) (military) A standard or basic quantity into which an item of supply is divided, issued, or used. In this meaning, also called unit of issue.
UNIT, noun. (US) (military) With regard to Reserve Components of the Armed Forces, denotes a Selected Reserve unit organized, equipped, and trained for mobilization to serve on active duty as a unit or to augment or be augmented by another unit. Headquarters and support functions without wartime missions are not considered units.
UNIT, noun. (algebra) An element of a ring having a multiplicative inverse. (Formerly just the identity element 1R of a ring.)
UNIT, noun. (geology) A volume of rock or ice of identifiable origin and age range that is defined by the distinctive and dominant, easily mapped and recognizable petrographic, lithologic or paleontologic features (facies) that characterize it.
UNIT, noun. (commerce) An item which may be sold singly.
UNIT, noun. (UK) (electricity) One kilowatt-hour (as recorded on an electricity meter).
UNIT, noun. (Australia) (New Zealand) a measure of housing equivalent to the living quarters of one household, an apartment where a group of apartments is contained in one or more multi-storied buildings or a group of dwellings is in one or more single storey buildings, usually arranged around a driveway.
UNIT, noun. (historical) A gold coin of the reign of James I, worth twenty shillings.
UNIT, adjective. For each unit.
UNIT, adjective. (mathematics) Having a size or magnitude of one.
UNIT AIRCRAFT, noun. (military) (in the plural) Those aircraft provided by an aircraft unit for the performance of a flying mission.
UNIT AIRCRAFT, noun. (military) (countable) Such an aircraft.
UNIT CELL, noun. (crystallography) The smallest repeating structure (parallelepiped) of atoms within a crystal, from which the structure of the complete crystal can be inferred.
UNIT CELLS, noun. Plural of unit cell
UNIT CIRCLE, noun. (geometry) A circle of radius 1.
UNIT CIRCLE, noun. (trigonometry) (the unit circle) The circle of radius 1 with centre at the origin, used in defining trigonometric functions.
UNIT COST, noun. The cost to acquire a unit of a good or service for a specific quantity that is purchased.
UNIT COSTS, noun. Plural of unit cost
UNIT FINE, noun. A day fine.
UNIT FRACTION, noun. (arithmetic) A fraction whose numerator is 1 and whose denominator is a positive integer; for example, \(\frac12\) or 1/35.
UNIT FRACTIONS, noun. Plural of unit fraction
UNIT FUNCTION, noun. (mathematics) a completely multiplicative function on the positive integers that is defined as equal to one for a special value and zero otherwise:
UNIT FUNCTIONS, noun. Plural of unit function
UNIT INTERVAL, noun. (mathematics) the interval [0,1], that is the set of all real numbers x such that zero is less than or equal to x and x is less than or equal to one
UNIT INTERVALS, noun. Plural of unit interval
UNIT JAR, noun. A small insulated Leyden jar, placed between an electrical machine and a larger jar or battery, so as to announce, by its repeated discharges, the amount of electricity passed into the larger jar.
UNIT JARS, noun. Plural of unit jar
UNIT MATRICES, noun. Plural of unit matrix
UNIT MATRIX, noun. (linear algebra) An identity matrix.
UNIT MATRIXES, noun. Plural of unit matrix
UNIT OF MEASURE, noun. Any standardized, reproducible unit that can be used to measure any physical property
UNIT OF MEASUREMENT, noun. Any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange; a unit of measure
UNIT OPERATION, noun. Any simple step in a multi-step chemical engineering process; examples include distillation, evaporation, mixing, filtration, crystallization etc
UNIT PRICE, noun. (business) (marketing) The price of a standard amount of a good, as of weight or volume.
UNIT SPHERE, noun. (maths) A sphere with a radius of 1 unit.
UNIT TEST, noun. (software) (testing) An individual test in unit testing.
UNIT TESTING, noun. (computing) A software testing methodology in which individual tests (unit tests) are developed for each small part of a program.
UNIT TESTING FRAMEWORK, noun. (software) (testing) A framework used to make unit tests.
UNIT TESTING FRAMEWORKS, noun. Plural of unit testing framework
UNIT TESTS, noun. Plural of unit test
UNIT VECTOR, noun. (mathematics) A vector with length 1.
UNIT VECTORS, noun. Plural of unit vector

Dictionary definition

UNIT, noun. Any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange; "the dollar is the United States unit of currency"; "a unit of wheat is a bushel"; "change per unit volume".
UNIT, noun. An individual or group or structure or other entity regarded as a structural or functional constituent of a whole; "the reduced the number of units and installations"; "the word is a basic linguistic unit".
UNIT, noun. An organization regarded as part of a larger social group; "the coach said the offensive unit did a good job"; "after the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his unit".
UNIT, noun. A single undivided whole; "an idea is not a unit that can be moved from one brain to another".
UNIT, noun. A single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else; "units of nucleic acids".
UNIT, noun. An assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity; "how big is that part compared to the whole?"; "the team is a unit".

Wise words

A kind word warms a man throughout three winters.
Turkish Proverb