unit ( units plural )
1 n-count If you consider something as a unit, you consider it as a single, complete thing.
Agriculture was based in the past on the family as a unit.
2 n-count A unit is a group of people who work together at a specific job, often in a particular place.
...the health services research unit...
3 n-count A unit is a group within an armed force or police force, whose members fight or work together or carry out a particular task.
oft supp N
One secret military unit tried to contaminate the drinking water of the refugees..., Two small Marine units have been trapped inside the city for the last 36 hours.
4 n-count A unit is a small machine which has a particular function, often part of a larger machine.
The unit plugs into any TV set.
5 n-count A unit of measurement is a fixed standard quantity, length, or weight that is used for measuring things. The litre, the centimetre, and the ounce are all units.
6 n-count A unit is one of the parts that a textbook is divided into.
secure unit ( secure units plural ) A secure unit is a building or part of a building where dangerous prisoners or violent psychiatric patients are kept. n-count
...the secure unit at Cane Hill hospital.
unit cost ( unit costs plural ) Unit cost is the amount of money that it costs a company to produce one article. (BUSINESS) n-count
They aim to reduce unit costs through extra sales.
Unit sales refers to the number of individual items that a company sells. (BUSINESS) n-plural
Unit sales of T-shirts increased 6%.
unit trust ( unit trusts plural ) A unit trust is an organization which invests money in many different types of business and which offers units for sale to the public as an investment. You can also refer to an investment of this type as a unit trust.
(BRIT, BUSINESS) n-count
in AM, use mutual fund