US Customary System


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US Customary System

n.
The main system of weights and measures used in the United States and a few other countries. The system is based on the yard as a unit of length, the pound as a unit of weight, the gallon as a unit of liquid volume, and the bushel as a unit of dry volume. See Table at measurement.
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Some 2,500 calculations procedures in energy engineering are presented in both the US customary system (USCS) and the System International (SI) so that engineers and designers worldwide will find familiar units for each calculation.

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