difference between "EA" and "unit"

curiocity

Senior Member
Japanese
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.
     

    Cagey

    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.
     
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