# Single vs Unit - What's the difference?

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## As a noun single

is single (45rpm vinyl record).

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# single

## English

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• Not accompanied by anything else; one in number.
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• Not divided in parts.
• Designed for the use of only one.
• Performed by one person, or one on each side.
• a single combat
• * Milton
• These shifts refuted, answer thy appellant, / Who now defies thee thrice to single fight.
• Not married, and also not dating.
• * Shakespeare
• Grows, lives, and dies in single blessedness.
• * Dryden
• Single chose to live, and shunned to wed.
• (botany) Having only one rank or row of petals.
• (obsolete) Simple and honest; sincere, without deceit.
• * 1526 , (William Tyndale), trans. Bible , Luke XI:
• Therefore, when thyne eye is single : then is all thy boddy full off light. Butt if thyne eye be evyll: then shall all thy body be full of darknes?
• * Shakespeare
• I speak it with a single heart.
• Uncompounded; pure; unmixed.
• * I. Watts
• Simple ideas are opposed to complex, and single to compound.
• (obsolete) Simple; foolish; weak; silly.
• * Beaumont and Fletcher
• He utters such single matter in so infantly a voice.

#### Synonyms

* (not accompanied by anything else) lone, sole * (not divided in parts) unbroken, undivided, uniform * (not married) unmarried

#### Antonyms

* (single) divorced, married, widowed

#### Derived terms

* single-acting * single bed * single-blind/single blind * single bond * single-cell * single-celled * single-click * single combat * single cream * single crochet * single cross * single crystal * single currency * single data rate * single-decker * singledom * single-elimination * single entry * single-eyed * single file * single flower * single-fold * single-foot * single grave * single-handed * single-handedly * single-hearted * singlehood * single-horse * single-issue * single leaf * single-line * single knot * single malt * single market * single-minded * single money * single mother * singleness * single-o * single option * single parent * single-phase * single-phasing * singleplayer * single-ply roof * single pneumonia * single-point * single-point urban interchange * single point of failure * single precision * single prop * single quote * singler * single scull * single-sex * single shell * single shot * single-shot * single sourcing * single-space * single-spaced * single-spacing * single standard * single star system * singlestick * single stitch * single supplement * singlet * single tax * singleton * single track * single union agreement * single-valued * single-wide * single-word

### Noun

(en noun)
• A 45 RPM vinyl record with one song on side A and one on side B.
• A popular song released and sold (on any format) nominally on its own though usually has at least one extra track.
• The Offspring released four singles from their most recent album.
• One who is not married.
• He went to the party, hoping to meet some friendly singles there.
• (cricket) A score of one run.
• (baseball) A hit in baseball where the batter advances to first base.
• (dominoes) A tile that has different values (i.e., number of pips) in each end.
• A bill valued at \$1.
• I don't have any singles , so you'll have to make change.
• (UK) A one-way ticket.
• (Canadian football) A score of one point, awarded when a kicked ball is dead within the non-kicking team's end zone or has exited that end zone. Officially known in the rules as a rouge.
• (tennis, chiefly, in the plural) A game with one player on each side, as in tennis.
• One of the reeled filaments of silk, twisted without doubling to give them firmness.
• (UK, Scotland, dialect) A handful of gleaned grain.
• #### Antonyms

* album * (one who is not married) married

#### Derived terms

* cassingle * lead single * singles bar * singles charts * split single * CD single

* baseball * cricket

### Verb

(singl)
• To identify or select one member of a group from the others; generally used with out, either to single out' or to '''single''' (something) ' out .
• Eddie singled out his favorite marble from the bag.
Yvonne always wondered why Ernest had singled her out of the group of giggling girls she hung around with.
• * Francis Bacon
• dogs who hereby can single out their master in the dark
• (baseball) To get a hit that advances the batter exactly one base.
• Pedro singled in the bottom of the eighth inning, which, if converted to a run, would put the team back into contention.
• (agriculture) To thin out.
• * 1913 ,
• Paul went joyfully, and spent the afternoon helping to hoe or to single turnips with his friend.
• (of a horse) To take the irregular gait called singlefoot.
• * W. S. Clark
• Many very fleet horses, when overdriven, adopt a disagreeable gait, which seems to be a cross between a pace and a trot, in which the two legs of one side are raised almost but not quite, simultaneously. Such horses are said to single , or to be single-footed.
• To sequester; to withdraw; to retire.
• * Hooker
• an agent singling itself from consorts
• To take alone, or one by one.
• * Hooker
• men commendable when they are singled

#### Derived terms

* single out

(coefficient)

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### Statistics

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# unit

## English

(Unit)

### Noun

(en noun)
• (sciences) A standard measure of a quantity.
• The centimetre is a unit of length.
• The number one.
• This pill provides 500 units of Vitamin E.
• An organized group comprising people and/or equipment.
• He was a member of a special police unit .
• (military, informal) A member of a military organization.
• The fifth tank brigade moved in with 20 units .'' (''i.e., 20 tanks )
• (US, military) Any military element whose structure is prescribed by competent authority, such as a table of organization and equipment; specifically, part of an organizationJoint Publication 1-02 U.S. Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms; 12 April 2001 (As Amended Through 14 April 2006). .
• (US, military) An organization title of a subdivision of a group in a task force.
• (US, military) A standard or basic quantity into which an item of supply is divided, issued or used. In this meaning, also called unit of issue.
• (US, military) 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.
• (algebra) An element of a ring having a multiplicative inverse. (Formerly just the identity element 1R of a ring.)
• (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.
• (commerce) An item which may be sold singly.
• We shipped nearly twice as many units this month as last month.
• (UK, electricity) One kilowatt-hour (as recorded on an electricity meter).
• (Australia, New Zealand) 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.
• (historical) A gold coin of the reign of James I, worth twenty shillings.
• (Camden)

#### Synonyms

* (identity element) identity element, unit element

(-)
• For each unit.
• We have to keep our unit costs down if we want to make a profit.
• (mathematics) Having a size or magnitude of one.
• * 1990 , William W. S. Wei, Time Series Analysis , ISBN 0201159112, page 9:
• Consider the following time sequence
• *:: $Z_t=A\sin\left(\omega t+\theta\right)$,
• where $A$ is a random variable with a zero mean and a unit variance and $\theta$ is a random variable with a uniform distribution on the interval $\left[-\pi,\pi\right]$ independent of $A$.

### Derived terms

* construction unit * tractor unit * unit aircraft * unitality * unit cost * unit combat readiness * unit commitment status * unit designation list

### Anagrams

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