difference between "EA" and "unit"


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I know that both "EA" and "unit" indicate the number of products.

Is there any difference between these two words?
  • Cagey

    post mod (English Only / Latin)
    English - US
    Where are you thinking of using these, or where have you seen them used?

    EA is short for 'each', and so has a meaning different from that of unit. In some contexts you might use either one of them, in other contexts, only one or the other is suitable.


    post mod (English Only / Latin)
    English - US
    "In the facility, there are 8 units. (Only I usually wouldn't use it with 'of filters'.

    I would expect:
    Filters in facility: 8 units.

    I would expect to see EA [=each] for prices.
    Filters: $2.00 EA.