unit
I. noun Etymology: back-formation from unity Date: 1570 1. a. the first and least natural number ; one b. a single quantity regarded as a whole in calculation 2. a determinate quantity (as of length, time, heat, or value) adopted as a standard of measurement: as a. an amount of work used in education in calculating student credits b. an amount of a biologically active agent (as a drug or antigen) required to produce a specific result — compare international unit 3. a. a single thing, person, or group that is a constituent of a whole b. a part of a military establishment that has a prescribed organization (as of personnel and materiel) c. a piece or complex of apparatus serving to perform one particular function d. a part of a school course focusing on a central theme e. a local congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses f. a small molecule especially when combined in a larger molecule <
repeating units of a polymer
>
g. an area in a medical facility and especially a hospital that is specially staffed and equipped to provide a particular type of care <
an intensive care unit
>
II. adjective Date: 1839 being, relating to, or measuring one unit

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