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System of weights   /sˈɪstəm əv weɪts/   Listen
System of weights

noun
1.
A system of units used to express the weight of something.  Synonym: weight.



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... only three countries - Burma, Liberia, and the US - have not adopted the International System of Units (SI, or metric system) as their official system of weights and measures. Although use of the metric system has been sanctioned by law in the US since 1866, it has been slow in displacing the American adaptation of the British Imperial System known as the US Customary System. The US is the only industrialized nation that ...
— The 2008 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

... sir, allow me to say in conclusion that I heartily sympathize with you and the others in your efforts to secure the adoption of the metrical system of weights and measures. ...
— Recollections of Forty Years in the House, Senate and Cabinet - An Autobiography. • John Sherman



Words linked to "System of weights" :   avoirdupois, avoirdupois weight, troy weight, system of measurement, metric, troy



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