avoirdupois pound
A unit of weight in the avoirdupois system of weights, defined as 0.45359237 kg in most of the English-speaking world since 1959.

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  • avoirdupois pound — n POUND (b) …   Medical dictionary

  • Avoirdupois pound — Einheit Norm Angloamerikanisches Maßsystem, Alte Maße und Gewichte Einheitenname avoirdupois pound Einheitenzeichen Dimensionsname …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • avoirdupois pound — noun : pound 1b …   Useful english dictionary

  • Avoirdupois — Av oir*du*pois ([a^]v [ e]r*d[ u]*poiz ), n. & a. [OE. aver de peis, goods of weight, where peis is fr. OF. peis weight, F. poids, L. pensum. See {Aver}, n., and {Poise}, n.] 1. Goods sold by weight. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. Avoirdupois weight.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Avoirdupois weight — Avoirdupois Av oir*du*pois ([a^]v [ e]r*d[ u]*poiz ), n. & a. [OE. aver de peis, goods of weight, where peis is fr. OF. peis weight, F. poids, L. pensum. See {Aver}, n., and {Poise}, n.] 1. Goods sold by weight. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • avoirdupois — av‧oir‧du‧pois [ˌævədəˈpɔɪz, ˌævwɑːdjuːˈpwɑː ǁ ˌævərdəˈpɔɪz] noun [uncountable] a system of weighing things used in the UK and US, based on the standard measures of the Ounce,Pound, and Ton, which is being replaced in the UK by the metric system …   Financial and business terms

  • Pound (mass) — Lb. redirects here. For other uses, see LB. Lbs. redirects here. For other uses, see LBS. For the unit of force, see Pound force. The pound or pound mass (abbreviations: lb, lbm, lbm, ℔[1] ) is a unit of mass used in the imperial, United States… …   Wikipedia

  • pound —    1. (lb, lbm, or #)    a traditional unit of mass or weight. The Romans used a pound (the libra pondo, pound of weight ) divided into 12 ounces. All the countries of western Europe used similar units, divided into 12 or 16 ounces, until the… …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • Pound — A measure of weight equal to 16 ounces or, metrically, 453.6 grams. The word "pound" goes back to the Latin "pondo" which meant a "weight" (but one of only 12 ounces). The abbreviation for pound—just to confuse… …   Medical dictionary

  • Pound-force — This article deals with the unit of force. For the unit of mass see Pound (mass). The pound force or simply pound (abbreviations: lb, lbf, or lbf) is a unit of force. Definitions The pound force is approximately equal to the gravitational force… …   Wikipedia

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