Definition of troy
: expressed in troy weight
Recent Examples of troy from the Web
According to the World Gold Council, total gold stocks amount to approximately six billion troy ounces, or $7.3 trillion at today's price.
Gold for June delivery was recently off 1.5% at $1,230 a troy ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, on track for the biggest loss since December.
Gold for February delivery closed down 0.7% at $1,189.80, a troy ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.
In the commodities markets, COMEX December gold fell 10 cents to settle at $300.30 a troy ounce, after a volatile week in which producers tried to survive hedge book troubles after gold’s big run up a month ago.
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Origin and Etymology of troy
Middle English troye, probably from Troyes, France
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of Troy
2 city in southeastern Michigan north of Detroit population 80,980
3 city in eastern New York on the Hudson River north-northeast of Albany population 50,129
TROY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of Troy for English Language Learners
: city in ancient Asia Minor
Medical Definition of troy
: expressed in troy weight a troy ounce
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