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avoirdupois weight

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A system of weights and measures based on a pound containing 16 ounces or 7,000 grains (453.59 grams).

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

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

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