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AVOIRDUPOIS WEIGHT

 Dictionary entry overview: What does avoirdupois weight mean? 

AVOIRDUPOIS WEIGHT (noun)
  The noun AVOIRDUPOIS WEIGHT has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: AVOIRDUPOIS WEIGHT used as a noun is very rare.


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AVOIRDUPOIS WEIGHT (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

avoirdupois; avoirdupois weight

Hypernyms ("avoirdupois weight" is a kind of...):

system of weights; weight (a system of units used to express the weight of something)

Meronyms (parts of "avoirdupois weight"):

avoirdupois unit (any of the units of the avoirdupois system of weights)


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