avoirdupois

[n] - a system of weights based on the 16-ounce pound (or 7,000 grains)
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Avoirdupois

Av`oir·du·pois' (ăv`ẽr*du*poiz') noun & adjective [ Middle English aver de peis , goods of weight, where peis is from Old French peis weight, French poids , Latin pensum . See Aver , noun , and Poise ,
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avoirdupois

1. Goods sold by weight. ... 2. Avoirdupois weight. ... 3. Weight; heaviness; as, a woman of much avoirdupois. Avoirdupois weight, a system of weights by which coarser commodities are weighed, such as hay, grain, butter, sugar, tea. ... The standard Avoirdupois pound of the United States is equivalent to the weight of 27.7015 cubic inches of distil...
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avoirdupois

avoirdupois weight noun a system of weights based on the 16-ounce pound (or 7,000 grains)
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Avoirdupois

• (n.) Goods sold by weight. • (n.) Weight; heaviness; as, a woman of much avoirdupois. • (n.) Avoirdupois weight.
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Avoirdupois

The avoirdupois scale is a measurement of weight. The name comes from the French meaning 'goods having weight' or 'weight of goods'.
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avoirdupois

Type: Term Pronunciation: av′er-du-poyz′ Definitions: 1. A system of weights in which 16 ounces make 1 pound, equivalent to 453.59237 g. See Weights and Measures Appendix.
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avoirdupois

System of units of mass based on the pound (0.45 kg), which consists of 16 ounces (each of 16 drams) or 7,000 grains (each equal to 65 mg)
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AVOIRDUPOIS

The system of weights and measures commonly used in the U.S. and Great Britain in which 16 oz. = 1 pound. It is used for most solid objects except precious metals and gems. One avoirdupois ounce equals 28.35 grams or 437.50 grains. See
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Avoirdupois

A system of weights for commodities except precious metals, stones, and drugs. One avoirdupois ounce equals 28.35 grams or 437.50 grains.
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Avoirdupois

The avoirdupois system (z; avwaʁdypwɑ; abbreviated avdp) is a system of weights (more properly, mass) based on a pound of 16 ounces. It is the everyday system of weight used in the United States and is still used to varying degrees in everyday life in the United Kingdom, Canada, and some other former British colonies despite the official adoptio...
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