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Pronunciation: yu'nit


  1. One; a single person or thing.
  2. A standard of measure, weight, or any other quality, by multiplication or fractions of which a scale or system is formed.
  3. A group of people or things considered as a whole because of mutual activities or functions.

[L. unus, one]

See Also: international unit

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