Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An abbreviation of avoirdupois.

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  • Abbreviations: (see Appendix B for abbreviations for international organizations and groups and Appendix D for abbreviations for selected international environmental agreements) avdp. -- avoirdupois c.i.f. -- cost, insurance, and freight

    The 1995 CIA World Factbook

  • Abbreviations: (see Appendix B for abbreviations for international organizations and groups and Appendix D for abbreviations for international environmental agreements) avdp. -- avoirdupois c.i.f. -- cost, insurance, and freight

    The 1994 CIA World Factbook

  • From seven to ten Dutch vessels used to enter the port annually -- their cargoes valued at some eighty thousand pounds (avdp.) of silver, and the chief staples of import being silk and piece-goods.

    A History of the Japanese People From the Earliest Times to the End of the Meiji Era

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