Unit vs. Each

Unit vs. Each — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Unit and Each

Unitnoun

(mathematics) Oneness, singularity, seen as a component of a whole number; a magnitude of one.

Eachdeterminer

All; every; qualifying a singular noun, indicating all examples of the thing so named seen as individual or separate items (compare every).

make sure you wash each bowl well;the sun comes up each morning and sets each night

Unitnoun

(sciences) A standard measure of a quantity.

The centimetre is a unit of length.

Eachdeterminer

Every one; every thing.

I'm going to give each of you a chance to win.

Unitnoun

The number one.

Eachdeterminer

For one; per.

The apples cost 50 cents each.
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Unitnoun

An organized group comprising people and/or equipment.

He was a member of a special police unit.

Eachnoun

An individual item: the least quantitative unit in a grouping.

Unitnoun

A member of a military organization.

The fifth tank brigade moved in with 20 units. (i.e., 20 tanks)

Eachadjective

(used of count nouns) every one considered individually;

each person is mortaleach party is welcome

Unitnoun

Any military element whose structure is prescribed by competent authority, such as a table of organization and equipment; specifically, part of an organization.

Eachadverb

to or from every one of two or more (considered individually);

they received $10 each
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Unitnoun

An organization title of a subdivision of a group in a task force.

Unitnoun

A standard or basic quantity into which an item of supply is divided, issued, or detailed. In this meaning, also called unit of issue.

Unitnoun

With regard to Reserve Components of the Armed Forces, denotes a Selected Reserve unit organized, equipped, and trained for mobilization to serve on active duty as a unit or to augment or be augmented by another unit. Headquarters and support functions without wartime missions are not considered units.

Unitnoun

(algebra) The identity element, neutral element.

Unitnoun

(algebra) An element having an inverse, an invertible element; an associate of the unity.

Unitnoun

(category theory) In an adjunction, a natural transformation from the identity functor of the domain of the left adjoint functor to the composition of the right adjoint functor with the left adjoint functor.

Unitnoun

(geology) A volume of rock or ice of identifiable origin and age range that is defined by the distinctive and dominant, easily mapped and recognizable petrographic, lithologic or paleontologic features (facies) that characterize it.

Unitnoun

(commerce) An item which may be sold singly.

We shipped nearly twice as many units this month as last month.

Unitnoun

(UK) A unit of alcohol.

Unitnoun

One kilowatt-hour (as recorded on an electricity meter).

Unitnoun

a measure of housing equivalent to the living quarters of one household; an apartment where a group of apartments is contained in one or more multi-storied buildings or a group of dwellings is in one or more single storey buildings, usually arranged around a driveway.

Unitnoun

(historical) A gold coin of the reign of James I, worth twenty shillings.

Unitnoun

A work unit.

Unitnoun

A physically large person.

Unitadjective

For each unit.

We have to keep our unit costs down if we want to make a profit.

Unitadjective

(mathematics) Having a size or magnitude of one.

Unitnoun

any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange;

the dollar is the United States unit of currencya unit of wheat is a bushelchange per unit volume

Unitnoun

an individual or group or structure or other entity regarded as a structural or functional constituent of a whole;

the reduced the number of units and installationsthe word is a basic linguistic unit

Unitnoun

an organization regarded as part of a larger social group;

the coach said the offensive unit did a good jobafter the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his unit

Unitnoun

a single undivided whole;

an idea is not a unit that can be moved from one brain to another

Unitnoun

a single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else;

units of nucleic acids

Unitnoun

an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity;

how big is that part compared to the whole?the team is a unit