n. any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange; a unit of measure
n. any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange; "the dollar is the United States unit of currency"; "a unit of wheat is a bushel"; "change per unit volume" [syn: unit]
Usage examples of "unit of measurement".
Miles was his culture's unit of measurement, outside the scientific and technical arena, not mine.
He became Lord Kelvin and eventually got an important unit of measurement, an even more important law of physics, and a refrigerator named after him.
Aequitas, scale in one hand and in the other a rod which corresponded to a unit of measurement, was equity.
The astronomer abridges the row of bewildering figures by increasing his unit of measurement: so may we reduce the distracting multiplicity of things to the unity for which each of us stands.
I have calculated this figure from the Weight, a Gorean unit of measurement based on the Stone, which is about four earth pounds.