unit of measurement
Noun

Any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange (synset 113604927)
hypernym: definite quantity  a specific measure of amounthyponym:
 measuring block, measuring unit  a unit of measurement
 denier  a unit of measurement for the fineness of silk or nylon or rayon
 diopter, dioptre  a unit of measurement of the refractive power of a lens which is equal to the reciprocal of the focal length measured in meters; used by oculists
 carat, karat, kt  the unit of measurement for the proportion of gold in an alloy; 18karat gold is 75% gold; 24karat gold is pure gold
 absorption unit  a unit for measuring absorption
 acceleration unit  a unit for measuring acceleration
 angular unit  a unit of measurement for angles
 area unit, square measure  a system of units used to measure areas
 capacity measure, capacity unit, cubage unit, cubature unit, cubic content unit, cubic measure, displacement unit, volume unit  a unit of measurement of volume or capacity
 computer memory unit  a unit for measuring computer memory
 electromagnetic unit, emu  any of various systems of units for measuring electricity and magnetism
 explosive unit  any unit for measuring the force of explosions
 force unit  a unit of measurement of physical force
 linear measure, linear unit  a unit of measurement of length
 metric, metric unit  a decimal unit of measurement of the metric system (based on meters and kilograms and seconds)
 miles per gallon  the distance traveled in a vehicle powered by one gallon of gasoline or diesel fuel
 monetary unit  a unit of money
 megaflop, mflop, million floating point operations per second  (computer science) a unit for measuring the speed of a computer system
 teraflop, trillion floating point operations per second  (computer science) a unit for measuring the speed of a computer system
 million instructions per second, mips  (computer science) a unit for measuring the execution speed of a computer's CPU (but not the whole system)
 pain unit  a unit measuring the intensity of pain
 pressure unit  a unit measuring force per unit area
 printing unit  a unit of measurement for printing
 sound unit  any acoustic unit of measurement
 telephone unit  a unit of measurement for telephone use
 temperature unit  a unit of measurement for temperature
 weight, weight unit  a unit used to measure weight
 mass unit  a unit of measurement for mass
 unit of viscosity  a unit of measurement for viscosity
 energy unit, heat unit, work unit  a unit of measurement for work
 langley  unit of solar radiation
 brinell number  measure of the hardness of a material
 point  the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest
 bit  a unit of measurement of information (from binary + digit); the amount of information in a system having two equiprobable states
 electrostatic unit  any of various units of electricity based on forces of interaction between electric charges
synonym: unit
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