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Definition of the noun weight unit

What does weight unit mean as a name of something?


  1. a decimal unit of weight based on the gram
  2. a unit used to measure weight
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • synonym of weight unit: weight
    • more generic terms: unit / unit of measurement = any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange
    • more specific terms:
      • troy unit = any of the unit of the troy system of weights
      • apothecaries' weight / apothecaries' unit = any weight unit used in pharmacy
      • arroba = a unit of weight used in some Spanish speaking countries
      • cattie / catty = any of various units of weight used in southeastern Asia
      • crith = the weight of a liter of hydrogen
      • frail = the weight of a frail (basket) full of raisins or figs
      • last = a unit of weight equal to 4,000 pounds
      • maund = a unit of weight used in Asia
      • obolus = a Greek unit of weight equal to one tenth of a gram
      • oka = a Turkish unit of weight equal to about 2.75 pounds
      • picul = a unit of weight used in some parts of Asia
      • pood = a Russian unit of weight equal to approximately 36 pounds
      • rotl = a unit of weight used in some Moslem countries near the Mediterranean
      • tael = a unit of weight used in east Asia approximately equal to 1.3 ounces
      • tod = a unit of weight for wool equal to about 28 pounds
      • welterweight = a weight of 28 pounds

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Weight Unit

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Google previewDictionary of Weighing Terms (2009)

A Guide to the Terminology of Weighing by Roland Nater, Arthur Reichmuth, Roman Schwartz, Michael Borys, Panagiotis Zervos

weight unit Term used in non-technical language for ➝ unit of mass. weight, specific ➝ specific weight weight-dialing system A device built into a ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2008)

by Diagram Group

Formerly called the atomic weight unit. international A unit ...

Google previewDictionary of Ceramic Science and Engineering (2013)

by Ian J. McColm

Metric weights and measures Weight Unit Unit Abbreviation 1000 Grams 1 ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Phonetics and Phonology (2004)

by R.L. Trask

(also weight unit) A phonological ...

Google previewDictionary of Flavors (2017)

by Dolf De Rovira, Sr.

Pounds is a weight unit. See Units of Measure. Massoia Bark Oil (Cryptocaria massoia) – Massoia bark contains approximately 60% delta decen 2 olid and 35 % delta dodecen 2 olid. The bark is mostly grown in Indonesia. It is a useful source ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Biomedicine and Molecular Biology (2001)

by Pei-Show Juo

Atomic Weight Unit One-twelfth of the mass of the carbon isotope (1.67 × 10–24 gram). Atomization The conversion of a liquid to a fine spray by breaking up a solution into fine drops. Atomizer A device to produce a fine spray by breaking up a ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia britannica (1911)

a dictionary of arts, sciences, literature and general information by Hugh Chisholm

a weight unit for copper. In Syria, as early as the 15th century B.C., the tribute of the Kutcnnu, of Nalut- raina, Mcgiddo, Anaukasa, &c. ( 34), is on ...

Google previewDictionary of International Trade (2005)

Handbook of the Global Trade Community Includes 21 Key Appendices by Edward G. Hinkelman

weight unit qualifier ( logistics) (a) The unit of weight measure specified for use in a contract, (b) A ...

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