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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.
Dictionary entry details
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A system of weights based on the 16-ounce pound (or 7,000 grains)
Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
avoirdupois; avoirdupois weight
Hypernyms ("avoirdupois weight" is a kind of...):
Meronyms (parts of "avoirdupois weight"):
avoirdupois unit (any of the units of the avoirdupois system of weights)
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