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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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In chimeras or mosaics, two or more UOSs amalgamated to form a single distinct UOS.
If the outcome is a state of chimerical improvement, each UOS participating in it gains.
The new UOS, thus formed at one higher level entity, also bears evolutionary relevance in at least two types of phenomena.
The perception of a UOS as a group of dispersed stem cells raises the conceptual dilemma of a physically noncoherent UOS.
Whole body chimerism--a complete integration of two or more genetically different conspecifics into a single unified entity, with a shared participation in the soma and the germ line--creates another type of self-maintaining UOS.
The increase in fitness of the multichimeric entity, a new higher level of UOS, eventually increases the individual fitness of each UOS within this chimeric alliance.
The same UOS may replicate endlessly to produce multiple identical copies.
For this consideration of the UOS issue and evaluation of organismal body constructions, we shall deliberately treat "asexual reproduction" and "modularity" in the wider sense.
However, this did not last long as UOS equalised once again for 2-2.
But, in the second half it was UOS all the way as they scored twice in quick succession to make it 4-2 and take the title.