avoirdupois weights


avoirdupois weights
английская система единиц веса и массы

Англо-русский сельскохозяйственный словарь. 2013.

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  • avoirdupois weights —    the common traditional system of weights in all the English speaking countries.    Until the introduction of the metric system, almost all weights were stated in avoirdupois units, with only precious metals being measured by troy weights and… …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • avoirdupois weights —  The system of weights traditionally used throughout the English speaking world, based on one pound equaling sixteen ounces …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • avoirdupois — /ˌævwɑ: dju pwɑ:/ noun a non metric system of weights used in the UK, the USA and other countries, whose basic units are the ounce, the pound, the hundredweight and the ton (NOTE: The system is now no longer officially used in the UK) COMMENT:… …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • Avoirdupois — Av oir*du*pois ([a^]v [ e]r*d[ u]*poiz ), n. & a. [OE. aver de peis, goods of weight, where peis is fr. OF. peis weight, F. poids, L. pensum. See {Aver}, n., and {Poise}, n.] 1. Goods sold by weight. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. Avoirdupois weight.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Avoirdupois weight — Avoirdupois Av oir*du*pois ([a^]v [ e]r*d[ u]*poiz ), n. & a. [OE. aver de peis, goods of weight, where peis is fr. OF. peis weight, F. poids, L. pensum. See {Aver}, n., and {Poise}, n.] 1. Goods sold by weight. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • avoirdupois weight — n. a British and American system of weights based on a pound of 16 ounces: see the table of weights and measures in the Reference Supplement …   English World dictionary

  • avoirdupois weight — n 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 U.S. except for precious metals, gems, and drugs * * * the system of weight commonly used for ordinary commodities in… …   Medical dictionary

  • avoirdupois — (n.) 1650s, misspelling of M.E. avoir de peise (c.1300), from O.Fr. avoir de pois goods of weight, from aveir property, goods (noun use of aveir have ) + peis weight, from L. pensum, neut. of pendere to weigh (see PENDANT (Cf. pendant) …   Etymology dictionary

  • avoirdupois weight — avoirdupois′ weight n. wam the system of weights, based on the pound of 16 ounces, used in Great Britain and the U.S. for goods other than gems, precious metals, and drugs Abbr.: av. 3) avdp. avoir …   From formal English to slang

  • avoirdupois — ► NOUN ▪ a system of weights based on a pound of 16 ounces or 7,000 grains. Compare with TROY(Cf. ↑troy). ORIGIN from Old French aveir de peis goods of weight …   English terms dictionary

  • avoirdupois weight — noun a system of weights based on the 16 ounce pound (or 7,000 grains) • Syn: ↑avoirdupois • Hypernyms: ↑system of weights, ↑weight • Part Meronyms: ↑avoirdupois unit * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary


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