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unit

1. a mechanical part or integrated assembly of parts that performs a subsidiary function
2. a complete system, apparatus, or establishment that performs a specific function
3. the amount of a drug, vaccine, etc., needed to produce a particular effect
4. a standard measure used in calculating alcohol intake and its effect
5. Maths
a. the first position in a place-value counting system, representing a single-digit number
b. having a value defined as one for the system
6. Maths logic a set having a single member
7. NZ a self-propelled railcar
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Unit

 

in technology, a consolidated unified (normalized) assembly of a machine or complex of machines that possesses complete interchangeability and independently accomplishes isolated functions. A unit is characterized by electric motors, reducers, pumps and so forth. Sometimes the term “unit” refers to a combination of two or more machines.


Unit

 

In the theory of algebraic numbers and in the theory of algebraic functions, a divisor of unity is called a unit, that is, a is a unit if there exists an element b such that ab = 1.

unit

[′yü·nət]
(engineering)
An assembly or device capable of independent operation, such as a radio receiver, cathode-ray oscilloscope, or computer subassembly that performs some inclusive operation or function.
(mathematics)
An element of a ring with identity that has both a left inverse and a right inverse.
(ordnance)
Any military element whose structure is prescribed by competent authority, such as a table of organization and equipment; specifically, part of an organization.
A standard of basic quantity into which an item of supply is divided, issued, or used.
(physics)
A quantity adopted as a standard of measurement.
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There was no change in PACU times, the incidence of oxygen desaturation in PACU, or overall length of stay, although we may not have had sufficient power to fully assess these outcomes.
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Os resultados apresentados pelo pacu (Tabela 2) diferem dos encontrados por Hansen e Storebakken (2007), em estudo com trutas arco-iris (Oncorhynchus mykiss).
An adult pacu can weigh 30lb and grow up to four feet in length.
Pacu have square, straight teeth with a slight overbite, which look remarkably human.
Families reported being wary of entering the waters of Lake Lou Yaeger after hearing that a pacu was caught by a fisherman on June 7 and that another one had been spotted two weeks later, the Daily Mail reported.
92) at the same time point was not significantly associated with pain in PACU.
Stress responses in juvenile pacu (Piaractus mesopotamicus) submitted to repeated air exposure
The fish is one of two pacu - a type of piranha bred for captivity - which are kept in the pond at the Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World.
She had dipped her hand into a pool at a butterfly farm containing two five-inch pacu, a relative of the flesh-eating piranha.
So is his younger brother Pacu (Ravi Ramos Lacerda) who cannot bear to see another of his family killed.