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Unit may refer to:

General measurement[edit]

Science and technology[edit]

Physical sciences[edit]

Chemistry and medicine[edit]



  • Central processing unit, the electronic circuitry within a computer that carries out the instructions of a computer program
  • GNU Units, a software program for unit conversion
  • Rack unit, a unit of measure most commonly used to define the size of certain computing equipment
  • Unit testing, a method by which individual units of source code are tested


  • Stock keeping unit, a discrete inventory management construct
  • Strategic business unit, a profit center which focuses on product offering and market segment
  • Unit of account, a monetary unit of measurement
  • Unit coin, a small coin or medallion (usually military), bearing an organization's insignia or emblem
  • Work unit, the name given to a place of employment in the People's Republic of China


  • Active service unit, the former Provisional Irish Republican Army cell
  • Military unit, an homogeneous military organization whose administrative and command functions are self-contained
  • Sayeret Matkal (The Unit), the Israeli special forces unit

Arts and entertainment[edit]

  • UNIT, a fictional military organization in the science fiction television series Doctor Who
  • Unit of action, a discrete piece of action (or beat) in a theatrical presentation



Other uses[edit]

  • Unit of alcohol, a measure of the volume of pure ethanol in an alcoholic beverage
  • Unit (housing), a self-contained suite of rooms within a set of similar dwellings
  • Unit, course credit at a school or other educational institution
  • Multiple unit, self-propelled train carriage capable of coupling other units of the same type
  • Head unit, a component of a stereo system mounted inside of a vehicle
  • Unit (Cristian Fleming) (born 1974), electronic musician based in New York City
  • Unit (Norway), a government directorate

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