# weight unit

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 Noun 1 weight unit - a decimal unit of weight based on the grammetric weight unitmetric system - a decimal system of weights and measures based on the meter and the kilogram and the secondmetric unit, metric - a decimal unit of measurement of the metric system (based on meters and kilograms and seconds); "convert all the measurements to metric units"; "it is easier to work in metric"mass unit - a unit of measurement for massmcg, microgram - one millionth (1/1,000,000) grammg, milligram - one thousandth (1/1,000) gramnanogram, ng - one billionth (1/1,000,000,000) grammetric grain, grain - a weight unit used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 caratdecigram, dg - 1/10 gramcarat - a unit of weight for precious stones = 200 mgg, gm, gram, gramme - a metric unit of weight equal to one thousandth of a kilogramgram atom, gram-atomic weight - the quantity of an element whose weight in grams is numerically equal to the atomic weight of the elementgram molecule, mol, mole - the molecular weight of a substance expressed in grams; the basic unit of amount of substance adopted under the Systeme International d'Unitesdag, decagram, dekagram, dkg - 10 gramshectogram, hg - 100 gramskg, kilo, kilogram - one thousand grams; the basic unit of mass adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; "a kilogram is approximately 2.2 pounds"myg, myriagram - one ten thousandth of a centnercentner - in some European countries: a unit of weight equivalent to 50 kilogramscentner, doppelzentner, hundredweight, metric hundredweight - a unit of weight equal to 100 kilogramsquintal - a unit of weight equal to 100 kilogramsmetric ton, tonne, MT, t - a unit of weight equivalent to 1000 kilograms 2 weight unit - a unit used to measure weight; "he placed two weights in the scale pan"weightunit, unit of measurement - any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange; "the dollar is the United States unit of currency"; "a unit of wheat is a bushel"; "change per unit volume"troy unit - any of the unit of the troy system of weightsapothecaries' unit, apothecaries' weight - any weight unit used in pharmacy; an ounce is equal to 480 grains and a pound is equal to 12 ouncesarroba - a unit of weight used in some Spanish speaking countriescattie, catty - any of various units of weight used in southeastern Asia (especially a Chinese measure equal to 500 grams)crith - the weight of a liter of hydrogen (at 0 centigrade and 760 millimeters pressure)frail - the weight of a frail (basket) full of raisins or figs; between 50 and 75 poundslast - a unit of weight equal to 4,000 poundsmaund - a unit of weight used in Asia; has different values in different countries; "the official maund in India is 82.6 pounds avoirdupois"obolus - a Greek unit of weight equal to one tenth of a gramoka - a Turkish unit of weight equal to about 2.75 poundspicul - a unit of weight used in some parts of Asia; approximately equal to 133 pounds (the load a grown man can carry)pood - a Russian unit of weight equal to approximately 36 poundsrotl - a unit of weight used in some Moslem countries near the Mediterranean; varies between one and five poundstael - a unit of weight used in east Asia approximately equal to 1.3 ouncestod - a unit of weight for wool equal to about 28 poundswelterweight - a weight of 28 pounds; sometimes imposed as a handicap in a horse race (such as a steeplechase)
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The re-introduced tablet weight and hardness tester, 'C53,' is a small and light weight unit.
The 160-pound draw weight unit is a prime example of a lot of power in a compact package.
This sleek, light weight unit has a master on/off switch located just below the light.
Washington, Jan 7 ( ANI ): Experts at Newcastle University have shown that the age old weight unit of kilogram has put on weight.
Archi from the University of Rome proved that the people of Ebla used a weight unit called al-Mina which is equivalent to 470 grams.
price of corn and price of live weight unit produced)--as well as other issues related to this topic--see the 2009 Reference Issue and Buyer's Guide of Feedstuffs magazine available at <www.
Other accessories an M3 shooter would find valuable were an adjustable weight unit (up to 100g) that slips into the bottom dovetail of the frame, a smaller, junior size polymer grip, an adjustable wooden match grip, 5- or 10-shot magazines, interchangeable 6" barrels, 4" and 6" Picatinny rails and front and rear Truglo sport sights.
A linear regression analysis was performed for volume (mL) and weight (g) relations of each tissue to obtain a coefficient of the volume per weight unit (mL [g.
Material is added with a dosing slider for very small quantities within the set and actual tolerances for the weight unit and then weighed gravimetrically.
David Hardy, on e-mail, writes: "With regard to Monday's question regarding why the weight unit pounds is abbreviated to lbs, Ib is an abbreviation of the Latin word libra, the Roman pound.

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