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fundamental unit

[¦fən·də¦ment·əl ′yü·nət]
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It's the idea that the individual is sovereign, an end in himself, and the fundamental unit of moral concern.
The broad themes are basic issues and approaches, perspectives on inquiry, fundamental units, processes and functions, and contexts.
It is postulated that in order for three constants to be fundamental, one must be able to express the fundamental units of mass M, length Land time T in terms of them.
The four fundamental units of scale for time, length, mass, and temperature profoundly altered physics.
Only gene lineages, in other words, possess histories deep enough to serve as the fundamental units of natural selection.
Following introductions to fundamental units and prefixes, electrical sources and fundamental quantities, sinusoidal waves, and complex numbers, his 11 chapters cover vectors and fields, basic laws of electromagnetics, uniform plane waves, transmission lines, modified Maxwell's equations and potential functions, source in infinite space, electrostatic fields, magnetostatic fields, waveguides and cavity resonators, and numerical techniques.
He also argues that a moral-theoretic version of dispositionalism--the view that dispositions, powers, or capacities are the fundamental units of explanation--explains both why moral holism is true and why moral generalism is true.
Families are one of the fundamental units of society and are the building blocks of social structures and organizations in every culture.
In the 1940s, Bell Labs scientist Claude Shannon showed that bits are not just for computers; they are the fundamental units of describing the information' that flows from one object to another .
I'm going to be talking about the smallest possible particles of story, the fundamental units of thought and perception that go to make up what we recognise as a narrative.
The final surprise I'll mention is that Leibniz's system of doing physics, which is based on fundamental units called monads, has got a few things in common with the modern notion of computational physics, or "it from bit.

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