unit


unit
noun
1 single thing
ADJECTIVE
large, small
basic, fundamental

The family is the basic unit of society.

discrete, individual, single
cohesive

to change a collection of individuals into a cohesive unit

family, social

the role of the family unit in the community

VERB + UNIT
break sth down into, divide sth into

Large departments were broken down into smaller units.

PHRASES
unit of analysis

This study's unit of analysis is the individual hospital.

2 fixed amount
ADJECTIVE
basic, standard
monetary
linguistic
VERB + UNIT
produce

China produced 65 million units last year.

sell

The manufacturer sold 73 000 units in the first quarter.

UNIT + NOUN
cost, length, weight

the average unit cost of all products

sales
PREPOSITION
unit of

a unit of currency

a unit of length

fifty units of electricity

PHRASES
per unit

Electricity is ten pence per unit.

3 group of people
ADJECTIVE
policy (esp. BrE)
research
business, production
VERB + UNIT
be attached to

The research unit is attached to the local university.

create, form
4 in a hospital
ADJECTIVE
intensive care
accident and emergency, casualty (both BrE)
psychiatric, surgical
baby, maternity (both BrE)

She works in the maternity unit at the local hospital.

burn (AmE), burns (BrE), stroke (BrE)
5 in the army, police, etc.
ADJECTIVE
army, combat (esp. AmE), infantry, military
intelligence
enemy
police, road policing (BrE)
UNIT + NOUN
commander (esp. AmE)
6 piece of furniture/equipment
ADJECTIVE
kitchen (esp. BrE), storage (esp. AmE), vanity (BrE), wall
air-conditioning, control, power, processing, shower (BrE)

the central processing unit in a computer

VERB + UNIT
install

We're having new kitchen units installed.

7 house/building
ADJECTIVE
dwelling (formal, esp. AmE), housing, residential

a single dwelling unit

A city council member pledged to build 500 affordable housing units.

business, industrial, retail (all esp. BrE)
VERB + UNIT
build

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