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

Additional synonyms

in the sense of battalion
Definition
a military unit comprised of three or more companies
He was ordered to return to his battalion.
in the sense of brigade
Definition
a military formation smaller than a division and usually commanded by a brigadier
the men of the Seventh Armoured Brigade
in the sense of cell
Definition
a small group operating as the core of a larger organization
the abolition of Communist Party cells in all work places

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