social unit

Definitions of social unit
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n an organization regarded as part of a larger social group

Synonyms:
unit
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Air Force Research Laboratory
a United States Air Force defense laboratory responsible for discovering and developing and integrating fighting technologies for aerospace forces
Army High Performance Computing Research Center
a United States defense laboratory to conduct research in high-performance computing for defense technology applications; a partnership of government and university and industry
Naval Research Laboratory
the United States Navy's defense laboratory that conducts basic and applied research for the Navy in a variety of scientific and technical disciplines
United States Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory
a defense laboratory of the Criminal Investigation Command; the United States Army's primary forensic laboratory in support of criminal intelligence
Manhattan Project
a former United States executive agency that was responsible for developing atomic bombs during World War II
Lewis and Clark Expedition
an expedition sent by Thomas Jefferson to explore the northwestern territories of the United States; led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark; traveled from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River from 1803 to 1806
Tamil Eelam
the independent state that the Tamil Tigers have fought for
Carthage
an ancient city state on the north African coast near modern Tunis; founded by Phoenicians; destroyed and rebuilt by Romans; razed by Arabs in 697
Types:
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klavern
a local unit of the Ku Klux Klan
administrative body, administrative unit
a unit with administrative responsibilities
company
a unit of firefighters including their equipment
family, home, house, household, menage
a social unit living together
general delivery, poste restante
the part of a post office that handles mail for persons who call for it
instrumentality
a subsidiary organ of government created for a special purpose
ICU, intensive care unit
a hospital unit staffed and equipped to provide intensive care
member
an organization that is a member of another organization (especially a state that belongs to a group of nations)
force, military force, military group, military unit
a unit that is part of some military service
task force
a semipermanent unit created to carry out a continuing task
squad, team
a cooperative unit (especially in sports)
den
a unit of 8 to 10 cub scouts
crew, gang, work party
an organized group of workmen
combination
a group of people (often temporary) having a common purpose
crew
the men and women who man a vehicle (ship, aircraft, etc.)
scout group, scout troop, troop
a unit of Girl or Boy Scouts
outfit
any cohesive unit such as a military company
Trojan horse, fifth column
a subversive group that supports the enemy and engages in espionage or sabotage; an enemy in your midst
political entity, political unit
a unit with political responsibilities
side
one of two or more contesting groups
working group, working party
a group of people working together temporarily until some goal is achieved
broken home
a family in which the parents have separated or divorced
conjugal family, nuclear family
a family consisting of parents and their children and grandparents of a marital partner
extended family
a family consisting of the nuclear family and their blood relatives
foster family
the family of a fosterling
foster home
a household in which an orphaned or delinquent child is placed (usually by a social-service agency)
trip wire
a small military force that serves as a first line of defense; if they become engaged in hostilities it will trigger the intervention of stronger military forces
A-team
a group of elite soldiers or a leadership group of advisors or workers in an organization
battery
a unit composed of the pitcher and catcher
coronary care unit
a hospital unit specially staffed and equipped to treat patients with serious cardiac problems
menage a trois
household for three; an arrangement where a married couple and a lover of one of them live together while sharing sexual relations
flying squad
a mobile group of trained people (police or executives or officials) able to move quickly in the case of emergencies
major-league club, major-league team
a team that plays in a major league
minor-league club, minor-league team
a team that plays in a minor league
baseball team
a team that plays baseball
basketball team, five
a team that plays basketball
eleven, football team
a team that plays football
hockey team
a team that plays ice hockey
JV, junior varsity
a college or university team that competes at a level below the varsity team
first team, varsity
a team representing a college or university
second string
a squad of players that are available either individually or as a team to relieve or replace the players who started the game
police squad, squad
a small squad of policemen trained to deal with a particular kind of crime
powerhouse
a team considered to be the best of its class
offence, offense
the team that has the ball (or puck) and is trying to score
defence, defending team, defense
(sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring
IR, Inland Revenue
a board of the British government that administers and collects major direct taxes
NICU, neonatal intensive care unit
an intensive care unit designed with special equipment to care for premature or seriously ill newborn
Ordnance Survey
the official cartography agency of the British government
body politic, commonwealth, country, land, nation, res publica, state
a politically organized body of people under a single government
Holy Roman Empire
a political entity in Europe that began with the papal coronation of Otto I as the first emperor in 962 and lasted until 1806 when it was dissolved by Napoleon
command
a military unit or region under the control of a single officer
enemy
an opposing military force
task force
a temporary military unit formed to accomplish a particular objective
army unit
a military unit that is part of an army
naval unit
a military unit that is part of a navy
air unit
a military unit that is part of the airforce
armor, armour
a military unit consisting of armored fighting vehicles
mujahadeen, mujahadein, mujahadin, mujahedeen, mujahedin, mujahideen, mujahidin
a military force of Muslim guerilla warriors engaged in a jihad
hit squad
a team of assassins
section
a small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon
guard
a military unit serving to protect some place or person
shift
a crew of workers who work for a specific period of time
division
an administrative unit in government or business
little-league team
a team that plays in a little league
detail
a crew of workers selected for a particular task
chain gang
a gang of convicts chained together
ground crew, ground-service crew
the crew of technicians and mechanics who service aircraft on the ground
road gang
a gang of road workers
section gang
a work crew assigned to a section of a railroad
stage crew
crew of workers who move scenery or handle properties in a theatrical production
legion
a large military unit
echelon
a body of troops arranged in a line
phalanx
a body of troops in close array
air crew, aircrew
the crew of an aircraft
merchant marine
the crew of a merchant vessel
crew
the team of men manning a racing shell
UN agency, United Nations agency
an agency of the United Nations
union
a political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations
council
a body serving in an administrative capacity
Palestine Authority, Palestine National Authority, Palestinian National Authority
combines the Gaza Strip and the West Bank under a political unit with limited autonomy and a police force; created in 1993 by an agreement between Israel and the PLO
secretariat, secretariate
an administrative unit responsible for maintaining records and other secretarial duties; especially for international organizations
commission, committee
a special group delegated to consider some matter
agency, authority, bureau, federal agency, government agency, office
an administrative unit of government
intelligence, intelligence agency, intelligence service
a unit responsible for gathering and interpreting information about an enemy
international law enforcement agency
an international administrative unit responsible for law enforcement
Republican Guard
formerly Iraq's elite military unit whose primary role was to protect the government in Baghdad
Haganah
the clandestine military wing of the Jewish leadership during the British rule over the mandate of Palestine from 1920 to 1948; became the basis for the Israeli defense force
IDF, Israeli Defense Force
the ground and air and naval forces of Israel
redevelopment authority
a public administrative unit given responsibility for the renovation of blighted urban areas
regulatory agency, regulatory authority
a governmental agency that regulates businesses in the public interest
weather bureau
an administrative unit responsible for gathering and interpreting meteorological data for weather study and forecasts
placement center, placement office
an office that finds suitable employment for applicants
cadre, cell
a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement
amphictyony
an association of neighboring states or tribes in ancient Greece; established originally to defend a common religious center
lunatic fringe
a political unit with extreme and fanatical views
revolutionary group
a political unit organized to promote revolution
lobby, pressure group, third house
a group of people who try actively to influence legislation
militia, reserves
civilians trained as soldiers but not part of the regular army
commando
an amphibious military unit trained for raids into enemy territory
contingent, detail
a temporary military unit
headquarters
(plural) a military unit consisting of a commander and the headquarters staff
expedition
an organized group of people undertaking a journey for a particular purpose
spearhead
the leading military unit in an attack
child welfare agency, child welfare service
an administrative unit responsible for social work concerned with the welfare and vocational training of children
Russian agency
an administrative agency of the Russian government
Type of:
organisation, organization
a group of people who work together

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