Definition of Avoirdupois unit

1. Noun. Any of the units of the avoirdupois system of weights.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Avoirdupois Unit

avoidaunce
avoided
avoided costs
avoider
avoiders
avoidest
avoideth
avoiding
avoidless
avoids
avoirdupois
avoirdupois ounce
avoirdupois ounces
avoirdupois pound
avoirdupois pounds
avoirdupois unit (current term)
avoirdupois weight
avoision
avoisions
avoke
avoked
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avolate
avolated
avolating
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avolition
avolitional
avoparcin

Literary usage of Avoirdupois unit

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1. Specifications, Tolerances, and Other Technical Requirements for Weighing ...edited by Henry V. Opperman, Tina G. Butcher edited by Henry V. Opperman, Tina G. Butcher (1995)
"... the word "avoirdupois" or the abbreviation "avdp" should be used in combination with the name or abbreviation of the avoirdupois unit. ..."

2. Miscellaneous Scientific Papers by William John Macquorn Rankine, Peter Guthrie Tait (1881)
"... at the rate very nearly of 772 foot-pounds to the British (or Fahrenheit-avoirdupois) unit, ..."

3. Useful Tables, Forming an Appendix to the Journal of the Asiatic Society by James Prinsep (1840)
"... English avoirdupois unit has become familiarized, as has been already stated, by the adoption of 25 Ibs., to represent the commercial maund. ..."

4. Essays on Indian Antiquities, Historic, Numismatic, and Palæographic, of the by James Prinsep, Henry Thoby Prinsep (1858)
"In Madras, the coin of that presidency, or of Mysore, or Pondicherry, are appealed to; but more generally the English avoirdupois unit has become ..."

5. An Inductive Arithmetic for Intermediate and Higher Grades of Public and by Joseph Henry Dunbar (1902)
"treated as a troy instead of an avoirdupois unit—a treatment in line with the lack of intelligent method and design on which our entire system of weights ..."

6. Essays on Indian Antiquities: Historic, Numismatic, and Palæographic by James Prinsep, Edward Thomas (1858)
"In Madras, the coin of that presidency, or of Mysore, or Pondicherry, are appealed to; but more generally the English avoirdupois unit has become ..."

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