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fundamental unit

[¦fən·də¦ment·əl ′yü·nət]
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Elements are fundamental units of XML content that contain author-specified chunks of data.
Instead, Barnes and Ledebur note, metropolitan-centered, regional economies, each with its own business cycle, are the fundamental units.
Neurons - defined as grayish or reddish granular cells with specialized processes - are the fundamental units of nervous tissues, such as the brain.
Because of the uniform shear rate, results can be expressed in fundamental units enabling comparison with other rheometers.
The genome, or DNA, is the "blueprint" for the human body, consisting of thousands of genes, which are the fundamental units of information necessary for normal cell growth and development.
Sierks hypothesizes that the spheres are examples of the fundamental units of ice and dust that were sintered together in the infant solar system to form asteroids, planets and comets like 67P.
To encode information in qubits, the fundamental units of a quantum computer, the bits must be held in a precarious position called a superposition of states.
It ignores food-dependent ontogenetic development, in particular somatic growth, which characterizes most species and uniquely distinguishes organisms from fundamental units in physical or chemical multi-particle systems.
So illocutionary acts are the most fundamental units of meaning.
is made up of fundamental units of matter called quarks.
Some theories of quantum gravity say that the universe is not smooth but foamy-made of fundamental units called Planck lengths that are less than a trillionth of a trillionth the diameter of a hydrogen atom.

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