Synonyms of 'unit'
a single undivided entity or wholeAgriculture was based in the past on the family as a unit.
The different components combine to form a complete whole.
The most valuable item on show will be a Picasso.
a special feature on breast cancer research
The equipment was taken down the shaft in pieces.
I have spent a large portion of my life here.
a team of people that performs a specific function, and often also their buildings and equipmenta secret military unit
The division consists of two tank companies and one infantry company.
The recipes are divided into groups according to their main ingredients.
a pan-European peace-keeping force
His personal detail totalled sixty men.
the abolition of Communist Party cells in all work places
The club is under investigation by the fraud squad.
The film crew spent nearly twelve weeks shooting in Thailand.
He works for a private security outfit.
A peace agreement will be signed by the leaders of the country's warring factions.
an officer in the Army Medical Corps
the men of the Seventh Armoured Brigade
...a regiment of hungry customers...
He was ordered to return to his battalion.
The last of the Roman legions left Britain in AD 410.
There were contingents from the navies of virtually all EC countries.
a five-hundred-man garrison
a detachment of marines
a platoon of armed soldiers
a standard amount of a physical quantity, such as length or energy, used to express magnitudes of that quantityA disaccharide is a carbohydrate that contains two units of sugar.
a group or individual regarded as a basic element of a larger wholedesigned for teachers to plan a study unit on marine mammals
The engine only has three moving parts.
a geological section of a rock
the poorer segments of society
They put me into a remedial maths class.
one of the key elements of the UN's peace plan
Enriched uranium is a key component of nuclear weapons.
Caffeine is the active constituent of drinks such as tea and coffee.
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in the sense of battalion
a military unit comprised of three or more companiesHe was ordered to return to his battalion.
in the sense of brigade
a military formation smaller than a division and usually commanded by a brigadierthe men of the Seventh Armoured Brigade
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