unit

[ yoo-nit ]
/ ˈyu nɪt /

noun

QUIZZES

CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THIS MIDDLE SCHOOL PART OF SPEECH QUIZ!

How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
Question 1 of 10
In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.

Origin of unit

1570; coined by John Dee as a translation of Greek mónas (previously rendered as unity); perhaps influenced by digit

OTHER WORDS FROM unit

in·ter·u·nit, adjectivemul·ti·u·nit, adjectivesub·u·nit, nounsu·per·u·nit, noun

Definition for unit (2 of 2)

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British Dictionary definitions for unit (1 of 2)

unit
/ (ˈjuːnɪt) /

noun

Word Origin for unit

C16: back formation from unity, perhaps on the model of digit

British Dictionary definitions for unit (2 of 2)

Unit.

abbreviation for

Unitarian
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Medical definitions for unit

unit
[ yōōnĭt ]

n.

An entity regarded as an elementary structural or functional constituent of a whole.
A precisely specified quantity in terms of which the magnitudes of other quantities of the same kind can be stated.
The quantity of a serum, drug, or other agent necessary to produce a specific effect.
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