avoirdupois weight


Definition of avoirdupois weight

: the series of units of weight based on the pound of 16 ounces and the ounce of 16 drams — see Weights and Measures Table

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1619, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of avoirdupois weight was in 1619

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Medical Definition of avoirdupois weight

: a system of weights based on a pound of 16 ounces and an ounce of 437.5 grains (28.350 grams) and in general use in the United States except for precious metals, gems, and drugs

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