Definition of unit

Definition of unit
  1. unit Noun A standard measure of a quantity.
  2. unit Noun An organized group comprising people and/or equipment.
  3. unit Noun A self-contained military organization; usually a battalion, regiment, or naval ship.
  4. unit Noun A member of a military organization.
  5. unit Noun Any military element whose structure is prescribed by competent authority, such as a table of organization and equipment; specifically, part of an organization"Joint Publication 1-02 "U.S. Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms; 12 April 2001 (As Amended Through 14 April 2006).".
  6. unit Noun An organization title of a subdivision of a group in a task force.
  7. unit Noun A standard or basic quantity into which an item of supply is divided, issued, or used. In this meaning, also called unit of issue.
  8. unit Noun With regard to Reserve Components of the Armed Forces, denotes a Selected Reserve unit organized, equipped, and trained for mobilization to serve on active duty as a unit or to augment or be augmented by another unit. Headquarters and support functions without wartime missions are not considered units.
  9. unit Noun An element of a ring having a multiplicative inverse. (Formerly just the identity element 1"R" of a ring.)
  10. unit Noun ("commerce") An item which may be sold singly.
  11. unit Noun (UK) (electricity) One kilowatt-hour (as recorded on an electricity meter).
  12. unit Adjective For each unit.
  13. unit Adjective Having a size or magnitude of one.
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