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avoirdupois

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noun av·oir·du·pois \ˌa-vər-də-ˈpȯiz, ˈa-vər-də-ˌ\

Definition of avoirdupois

  1. 1 :  avoirdupois weight

  2. 2 :  weight, heaviness; especially :  personal weight



Examples of avoirdupois

  1. <the coach limited his recruiting to linebackers of a certain avoirdupois>

  2. <told his patient that he had to do something about his unhealthy avoirdupois and that exercising would be a good start>



Origin of avoirdupois

Middle English avoir de pois goods sold by weight, from Anglo-French, literally, goods of weight


First Known Use: 15th century

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avoirdupois

adjective av·oir·du·pois

Definition of avoirdupois

  1. :  expressed in avoirdupois weight <one ounce avoirdupois>



1755

First Known Use of avoirdupois

1755

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avoirdupois

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adjective av·oir·du·pois \ˌav-ərd-ə-ˈpȯiz, -ˈpwä\

Medical Definition of avoirdupois

  1. :  expressed in avoirdupois weight <avoirdupois units> <5 ounces avoirdupois> <2 avoirdupois ounces>





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