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unit magnetic pole

  

      n   the strength of a magnetic pole that will repel a similar pole 1 centimetre distant from it, in a vacuum, with a force of 1 dyne  
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unit  
      n  
1    a single undivided entity or whole  
2    any group or individual, esp. when regarded as a basic element of a larger whole  
3    a mechanical part or integrated assembly of parts that performs a subsidiary function  
a filter unit     
4    a complete system, apparatus, or establishment that performs a specific function  
a production unit     
5    a subdivision of a larger military formation  
6      (Also called)    unit of measurement   a standard amount of a physical quantity, such as length, mass, energy, etc., specified multiples of which are used to express magnitudes of that physical quantity  
the second is a unit of time     
7    the amount of a drug, vaccine, etc., needed to produce a particular effect  
8    a standard measure used in calculating alcohol intake and its effect  
9      (Maths)  
a    usually pl   the first position in a place-value counting system, representing a single-digit number  
in the decimal system the number 27 has 7 units and 2 tens     
b    modifier   having a value defined as one for the system  
unit vector     
10      (Also called)    unit set     (Maths, logic)   a set having a single member  
11       short for       home unit  
12       short for       stock unit  
13      (N.Z.)   a self-propelled railcar  
     (C16: back formation from unity, perhaps on the model of digit)  


absolute unit  
      n  
1    a unit of measurement forming part of the electromagnetic cgs system, such as an abampere or abcoulomb  
2    a unit of measurement forming part of a system of units that includes a unit of force defined so that it is independent of the acceleration of free fall  
astronomical unit  
      n   a unit of distance used in astronomy equal to the mean distance between the earth and the sun. 1 astronomical unit is equivalent to 1.495x1011 metres or about 9.3x107 miles  
atomic mass unit  
      n   a unit of mass used to express atomic and molecular weights that is equal to one twelfth of the mass of an atom of carbon-12. It is equivalent to 1.66x10--27 kg,   (Abbrev.)    amu     (Also called)    unified atomic mass unit, dalton  
auxiliary power unit  
      n   an additional engine fitted to an aircraft to operate when the main engines are not in use  
bargaining unit  
      n   a specific group of employees who are covered by the same collective agreement or set of agreements and represented by the same bargaining agent or agents  
base unit  
      n     (Physics)   any of the fundamental units in a system of measurement. The base SI units are the metre, kilogram, second, ampere, kelvin, candela, and mole  
Board of Trade Unit  
      n   a unit of electrical energy equal to 1 kilowatt-hour,   (Abbrev)    BTU  
British thermal unit  
      n   a unit of heat in the fps system equal to the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 pound of water by 1°F. 1 British thermal unit is equivalent to 1055.06 joules or 251.997 calories,   (Abbrevs)    btu, BThU  
central processing unit  
      n   the part of a computer that performs logical and arithmetical operations on the data as specified in the instructions,   (Abbrev.)    CPU  
derived unit  
      n   a unit of measurement obtained by multiplication or division of the base units of a system without the introduction of numerical factors  
electromagnetic unit  
      n   any unit that belongs to a system of electrical cgs units in which the magnetic constant is given the value of unity and is taken as a pure number,   (Abbrevs.)    EMU, e.m.u      Compare       electrostatic unit  
electrostatic unit  
      n   any unit that belongs to a system of electrical cgs units in which the electric constant is given the value of unity and is taken as a pure number,   (Abbrevs.)    ESU, e.s.u      Compare       electromagnetic unit  
European Currency Unit  
      n      See       ECU  
fundamental unit  
      n   one of a set of unrelated units that form the basis of a system of units. For example, the metre, kilogram, and second are fundamental units of the SI system  
home unit  
      n     (Austral. and N.Z)   a self-contained residence which is part of a series of similar residences,   (Often shortened to)    unit  
magnetic tape unit   , drive  
      n   a computer device that moves reels of magnetic tape past read-write heads so that data can be transferred to or from the computer  
monetary unit  
      n   a unit of value and money of a country, esp. the major or standard unit  
sealed unit  
      n   a hard disk that is permanently sealed to prevent damage to the read/write head  
   See also       Winchester disk  
SI unit  
      n   any of the units adopted for international use under the Système International d'Unités, now employed for all scientific and most technical purposes. There are seven fundamental units: the metre, kilogram, second, ampere, kelvin, candela, and mole; and two supplementary units: the radian and the steradian. All other units are derived by multiplication or division of these units without the use of numerical factors  
stock unit  
      n     (N.Z.)  
a    the tax basis for evaluating farmers' stock. Cattle, sheep, and deer are each given differing stock-unit values, the basic measure being the ewe equivalent  
b    (as modifier)  
stock-unit values     
strontium unit  
      n   a unit expressing the concentration of strontium-90 in an organic medium, such as soil, milk, bone, etc., relative to the concentration of calcium in the same medium,   (Abbrev.)    SU  
unified atomic mass unit  
      n      another name for       atomic mass unit  
Unit.  
      abbrev. for   Unitarian  
unit cell  
      n     (Crystallog)   the smallest group of atoms, ions, or molecules that is characteristic of a particular crystal lattice  
unit character  
      n     (Genetics)   a character inherited as a single unit and dependent on a single gene  
unit cost  
      n   the actual cost of producing one article  
unit factor  
      n     (Genetics)   the gene responsible for the inheritance of a unit character  
unit-linked policy  
      n   a life-assurance policy the investment benefits of which are directly in proportion to the number of units in a unit trust purchased on the policyholder's behalf  
   Compare       traditional policy  
unit magnetic pole  
      n   the strength of a magnetic pole that will repel a similar pole 1 centimetre distant from it, in a vacuum, with a force of 1 dyne  
unit of account  
      n  
1      (Economics)   the function of money that enables the user to keep accounts, value transactions, etc.  
2    a monetary denomination used for accounting purposes, etc., but not necessarily corresponding to any real currency  
the ECU is the unit of account of the European Monetary Fund        (Also called (esp. U.S. and Canadian))    money of account  
3    the unit of currency of a country  
unit price  
      n   a price for foodstuffs, etc., stated or shown as the cost per unit, as per pound, per kilogram, per dozen, etc.  
unit pricing  
      n   a system of pricing foodstuffs, etc., in which the cost of a single unit is shown to enable shoppers to see the advantage of buying multipacks  
unit process  
      n     (Chemical engineering)   any of a number of standard operations, such as filtration or distillation, that are widely used in various chemical industries  
unit trust  
      n     (Brit)   an investment trust that issues units for public sale, the holders of which are creditors and not shareholders with their interests represented by a trust company independent of the issuing agency  
vanity unit  
      n   a hand basin built into a wooden Formica-covered or tiled top, usually with a built-in cupboard below it,   (Also called (trademark))    Vanitory unit  
visual display unit  
      n     (Computing)   a device with a screen that displays characters or graphics representing data in a computer memory. It usually has a keyboard or light pen for the input of information or inquiries,   (Abbrev.)    VDU  
waste disposal unit  
      n   an electrically operated fitment in the plughole of a kitchen sink that breaks up food refuse so that it goes down the waste pipe  
x-unit  
      n   a unit of length equal to 0.100202x10--12 metre, for expressing the wavelengths of X-rays and gamma rays  

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unit

  
1    assembly, detachment, entity, group, section, system, whole  
2    component, constituent, element, item, member, module, part, piece, portion, section, segment  
3    measure, measurement, module, quantity  

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