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A failure will not appear until a unit has passed final inspection.
Arthur Bloch

Meaning of "unit" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD UNIT

Back formation from unity, perhaps on the model of digit.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF UNIT

unit  [ˈjuːnɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UNIT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Unit is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES UNIT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of unit in the English dictionary

The first definition of unit in the dictionary is a single undivided entity or whole. Other definition of unit is any group or individual, esp when regarded as a basic element of a larger whole. Unit is also a mechanical part or integrated assembly of parts that performs a subsidiary function.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UNIT


barnet
ˈbɑːnɪt
Bennett
ˈbɛnɪt
burnet
ˈbɜːnɪt
cabinet
ˈkæbɪnɪt
cornet
ˈkɔːnɪt
definite
ˈdɛfɪnɪt
garnet
ˈɡɑːnɪt
Garnett
ˈɡɑːnɪt
granite
ˈɡrænɪt
hornet
ˈhɔːnɪt
incarnate
ɪnˈkɑːnɪt
infinite
ˈɪnfɪnɪt
knit
nɪt
magnet
ˈmæɡnɪt
minute
ˈmɪnɪt
multiunit
ˈmʌltɪˌjuːnɪt
passionate
ˈpæʃənɪt
planet
ˈplænɪt
senate
ˈsɛnɪt
ternate
ˈtɜːnɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UNIT

unissued capital
unit cell
unit character
unit cost
unit factor
unit furniture
unit holder
unit magnetic pole
unit of account
unit of measurement
unit price
unit pricing
unit process
unit rule
unit set
unit trust
unit-linked policy
Unit.
UNITA
unitage

WORDS THAT END LIKE UNIT

ambulatory care unit
binit
Board of Trade Unit
bomb disposal unit
cable-knit
close-knit
condominium unit
control unit
currency unit
generating unit
graphical display unit
hand-knit
intensive care unit
mobile police unit
monetary unit
nit
processing unit
storage unit
subunit
whodunnit

Synonyms and antonyms of unit in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «UNIT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «unit» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of unit

Translation of «unit» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UNIT

Find out the translation of unit to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of unit from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «unit» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

个体
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

unidad
570 millions of speakers

English

unit
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

इकाई
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

وَحْدَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

единица
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

unidade
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

একক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

unité
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Unit
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Einheit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

単一体
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

단위
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Unit
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đơn vị
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அலகு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

युनिट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

birim
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

unità
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

jednostka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

одиниця
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

unitate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μονάδα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

eenheid
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

enhet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

enhet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of unit

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UNIT»

The term «unit» is very widely used and occupies the 1.641 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of unit
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «unit».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UNIT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «unit» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «unit» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about unit

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10 QUOTES WITH «UNIT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word unit.
1
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
You can't win if you don't play as a unit.
2
Carl D. Anderson
Measurements of the specific ionization of both the positive and negative particles, by counting the number of droplets per unit length along the tracks, showed the great majority of both the positive and negative particles to possess unit electric charge.
3
Michael Arad
When I was in the Army, the unit I served in, you could never stop. It was a volunteer unit, and there was a fairly high rate of attrition. The people who stayed through are the people who were either great at it or the people who just didn't know how to stop. And I fell into that second category.
4
George Ayittey
In the West, the basic economic and social unit is the individual; in Africa, it is the extended family or the collective.
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Ralph Bakshi
Look what Disney's done to their animation department. There wasn't an animator in charge of their animation unit!
6
Thomas P.M. Barnett
The Air Force has it far worse than the Navy in terms of existential fears, primarily due to the rapid rise and unbelievable dissemination of drones, where seemingly now every military unit has their own miniature air wing of what would have recently passed as toys.
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Michael Behe
Since natural selection requires a function to select, an irreducibly complex biological system, if there is such a thing, would have to arise as an integrated unit for natural selection to have anything to act on.
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James W. Black
The Wellcome Foundation offered me the chance to establish a small academic research unit, modestly funded, but with total independence. The real opportunity, however, came from King's College, London.
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Arthur Bloch
A failure will not appear until a unit has passed final inspection.
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Leon Bourgeois
The concept of patriotism is not incompatible with that of humanity; on the contrary, let me state emphatically that he who best serves pacifism serves patriotism best. The nation is and can be no more than the vital basic unit of any international league.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UNIT»

Discover the use of unit in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to unit and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Unit 731: Testimony
This is a riveting and disturbing account of the medical atrocities performed in Japan during WWII.
Hal Gold, 2004
2
Unit Test Frameworks: Tools for High-Quality Software ...
This invaluable new book covers the theory and background of unit test frameworks, offers step-by-step instruction in basic unit test development, provides useful code examples in both Java and C++, and includes details on some of the most ...
Paul Hamill, 2004
3
Unit Operations Handbook: Volume 2 (In Two Volumes)
;This book should be of interest to mechanical, chemical, process design, project, and materials engineers and continuing-education courses in these disciplines.
John J. McKetta Jr, 1992
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The Cardiac Care Unit Survival Guide
This book is geared toward cardiologists, trainees, and housestaff --anyone who rotates or practices in the CCU--who must grasp the subtleties when treating patients in a cardiac care unit.
Herzog, 2012
5
Unit Operations: An Approach to Videogame Criticism
In Unit Operations, Ian Bogost argues that similar principles underlie both literary theory and computation, proposing a literary-technical theory that can be used to analyze particular videogames.
Ian Bogost, 2008
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The Unit
They are kept healthy and are expected to gradually donate their organs to the "necessary" ones. But suppose two people who live in the Unit should fall in love?
Ninni Holmqvist, 2008
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Unit Operations in Food Engineering
Unit Operations in Food Engineering systematically presents the basic information necessary to design food processes and the equipment needed to carry them out.
Albert Ibarz, Gustavo V. Barbosa-Canovas, 2002
8
Management of the Patient in the Coronary Care Unit
Chapters are written in outline format with short narratives to explain the diagnostic or management decisions. Bulleted lists, sidebars, figures, tables, and algorithms help readers grasp key information at a glance.
Mehdi H. Shishehbor, Arman T. Askari, Thomas H. Wang, 2007
9
Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering
"The seventh edition of Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering contains new material throughout the textbook and many additional problems.
Warren Lee McCabe, Julian Smith, Peter Harriott, 2005
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Optimization of Unit Operations
This comprehensive book examines the technology and practical applications of plant multivariable envelope control.
Bela G. Liptak, 1987

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UNIT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term unit is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Germany nixes Nazi crimes probe of former SS unit commander …
The German investigation began after the AP published a story in 2013 establishing that Karkoc commanded a unit in the SS-led Ukrainian Self Defense Legion ... «Haaretz, Jul 15»
2
HSBC close to $4 billion sale of Brazilian unit: FT
HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA.L) is nearing a sale of its Brazilian unit to Banco Bradesco SA (BBDC4.SA) for close to $4 billion, FT reported, citing people familiar ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
3
Funeral services set for Telford Unit correctional officer killed by inmate
Timothy Davison was killed on July 15 by an inmate at the Barry Telford Unit. Davison is preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his daughters, ... «KTBS, Jul 15»
4
David Sweat discharged from infirmary, transferred to special …
NEW YORK — Former fugitive David Sweat has been discharged from the infirmary at an upstate New York prison and transferred to a special housing unit, ... «fox6now.com, Jul 15»
5
'Ingenious' Iowa prisoner caught after breakout from maximum …
Justin Kestner, 25, escaped early on Sunday from a cell in the A-Pod unit at the ... The unit is for maximum-security inmates with housing restrictions such as ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
6
LA Police Unit Intervenes To Get Mentally Ill Treatment, Not Jail Time
The Los Angeles Police Department's mental evaluation unit is the largest mental health policing program of its kind in the nation, with 61 sworn officers and 28 ... «NPR, Jul 15»
7
Europol web unit to hunt extremists behind Isis social media …
A new Europe-wide police unit is being set up to scour the internet for the ring leaders behind Islamic State's social media propaganda campaign, which it has ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
8
GE Near Deal to Sell Private-Equity Lending Unit to CPPIB
The GE Capital unit lends money for the buyout and operation by private-equity ... The agreement would cap an auction for the unit that attracted Guggenheim ... «Wall Street Journal, Jun 15»
9
Texas lawmakers approve changes to Public Integrity Unit
AUSTIN (AP) — The Legislature has approved a bill removing public corruption cases from a unit based in left-leaning Austin and tied to former Gov. Rick Perry's ... «KXAN.com, May 15»
10
Transformer Fire Is Out At Indian Point; Unit 3 Shut Down
A transformer failed at New York's Indian Point 3 nuclear power plant Saturday, causing a fire that has been extinguished. A spokesman for plant owner Entergy ... «WAMC, May 15»

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