unit


unit
More than one class of securities traded together ( e.g., one common share and three subscription warrants ). Bloomberg Financial Dictionary
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Securities representing a portion of assets pooled by investors: run by a management company whose share capital remains separate from such assets, e.g. a number of shares. Euroclear Clearing and Settlement glossary
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More than one class of securities trading together as one ( e.g. a stock and a warrant). Exchange Handbook Glossary

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unit u‧nit [ˈjuːnt] noun [countable]
1. a single complete product made by a company:

• Output is now up to 150,000 units each month.

• The unit cost (= cost to make one unit ) of the computer system comprised about 80% materials, 15% overheads and 5% labour.

Unit sales (= number of units sold ) of watches climbed about 35% last year.

2. a company, organization, or group that is part of a larger company, organization, or group:

• The computer maker agreed to sell its Network Services unit.

unit of

• the fiber optics business unit of Tyco Electronics

• She works in the production unit.

ˈbargaining ˌunit HUMAN RESOURCES
in the US, a group of employees officially appointed to take part in discussions between employers and unions about levels of pay, working conditions etc
deˈcision-making ˌunit abbreviation DMU HUMAN RESOURCES
a group of people in a company or other organization involved in making an important decision, especially a decision about buying something:

• It is useful for a seller to know the degree of pressure on key members of the decision-making unit.

straˌtegic ˈbusiness ˌunit
abbreviation SBU HUMAN RESOURCES a part of a business that can be thought of as separate from the rest of the business because it has its own market and needs to make a profit in its own right:

• One vice-president is accountable for several strategic business units.

3. an amount or quantity of something used as a standard of measurement:
strategic business unit of

• The dollar is the basic unit of currency in the US.

eˈmissions ˌunit
FINANCE an official right allowing a company to send a specific amount of harmful gasses or other substances into the air
4. FINANCE a single share in a unit trust:

• The company is splitting its 5p nominal shares into units of 2.5p to increase their marketability

accumuˈlation ˌunit
FINANCE an amount of money held in a particular type of investment trust, in which profit is invested back into the trust rather than paid as a regular dividend
5. PROPERTY a single building on an industrial estate:

• He is renting a factory unit as a workshop.

6. a piece of machinery which is part of a larger machine:

• This is the control unit for the central heating.

ˌcentral ˈprocessing ˌunit abbreviation CPU
COMPUTING the part of a computer that controls and organizes all its activities:

• Some systems are too centralised and need a big expensive central processing unit to work.

ˈstorage ˌunit COMPUTING
the part of a computer in which information is stored; = MEMORY

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unit UK US /ˈjuːnɪt/ noun [C]
a single thing or separate part of something larger: »

The training course is divided into five units, and takes place over five days.

WORKPLACE a particular type of business or department within a larger organization: »

Shares in the pharmaceutical company shot up to 2575p after the sale of its chemicals unit.

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Cellphone companies are still on the rise, but most of them are units of the traditional telcos.

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a business/operating unit

FINANCE a single share or bond in a unit trust or mutual fund: »

Your investment purchases units that are linked to the Performance Fund.

PROPERTY an individual building or house: »

industrial/office units

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a housing/residential unit

a piece of machinery or equipment designed to be used for a particular purpose: »

an air-conditioning unit

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kitchen/shelving/wall-mounted units

PRODUCTION a single product considered as part of the total number of products that a company manufactures or sells: »

Last year the company cut domestic production to 3.1 million units.

MEASURES a measurement that is used as a standard to express amounts: »

Women are advised not to consume more than 14 units of alcohol a week.

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a unit of energy/measurement

See also ACCUMULATION UNIT(Cf. accumulation unit), BARGAINING UNIT(Cf. ↑bargaining unit), CENTRAL PROCESSING UNIT(Cf. ↑central processing unit), DECISION-MAKING UNIT(Cf. ↑decision-making unit), MONETARY UNIT(Cf. ↑monetary unit), MULTIUNIT(Cf. ↑multiunit), STOCK-KEEPING UNIT(Cf. ↑stock-keeping unit), STORAGE UNIT(Cf. ↑storage unit), STRATEGIC BUSINESS UNIT(Cf. ↑strategic business unit)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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