English system


: the foot-pound-second system of units

Word History

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of English system was in 1821

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“English system.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/English%20system. Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition

English system

: a system of weights and measures in which the foot is the principal unit of length and the pound is the principal unit of weight

Medical Definition

English system

En·​glish system ˈiŋ-glish-, ˈiŋ-lish- How to pronounce English system (audio)
: the foot-pound-second system of units
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