Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun unit

6 senses of unit

Sense 1
unit of measurement, unit -- (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")
       => definite quantity -- (a specific measure of amount)

Sense 2
unit -- (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")
       => part, portion, component part, component, constituent -- (something determined in relation to something that includes it; "he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself"; "I read a portion of the manuscript"; "the smaller component is hard to reach"; "the animal constituent of plankton")

Sense 3
unit, social unit -- (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")
       => organization, organisation -- (a group of people who work together)

Sense 4
unit -- (a single undivided whole; "an idea is not a unit that can be moved from one brain to another")
       => whole -- (all of something including all its component elements or parts; "Europe considered as a whole"; "the whole of American literature")

Sense 5
unit, building block -- (a single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else; "units of nucleic acids")
       => thing -- (a separate and self-contained entity)

Sense 6
whole, unit -- (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")
       => object, physical object -- (a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects")

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