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avoirdupois weight

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A system of weights and measures based on a pound containing 16 ounces or 7,000 grains and equal to 453.59 grams.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • a system of weights by which coarser commodities are weighed, such as hay, grain, butter, sugar, tea.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a system of weights based on the 16-ounce pound (or 7,000 grains)

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