Part of speech: noun

A single person or thing; an individual.

Part of speech: noun

A least whole number; one; unity.

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Usage examples "unit":

  1. In his idea of Christianity, the family is the unit, with the man as the responsible head. - "Women of Early Christianity Woman: In all ages and in all countries, Vol. 3 (of 10)", Alfred Brittain Mitchell Carroll.
  2. Let's see- your unit is ready. - "Joe Burke's Last Stand", John Moncure Wetterau.
  3. In its passage from one tribe to another the game became modified into several types, but the fundamental character was not changed, so that all these types are, in a sense, a unit. - "Indian Games and Dances with Native Songs", Alice C. Fletcher.