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|Noun||1.||weight unit - a decimal unit of weight based on the gram|
metric system - a decimal system of weights and measures based on the meter and the kilogram and the second
metric 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 mass
carat - a unit of weight for precious stones = 200 mg
gram atom, gram-atomic weight - the quantity of an element whose weight in grams is numerically equal to the atomic weight of the element
gram 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'Unites
kg, kilo, kilogram - one thousand grams; the basic unit of mass adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; "a kilogram is approximately 2.2 pounds"
centner - in some European countries: a unit of weight equivalent to 50 kilograms
centner, doppelzentner, hundredweight, metric hundredweight - a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms
quintal - a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms
|2.||weight unit - a unit used to measure weight; "he placed two weights in the scale pan"|
unit, 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 weights
apothecaries' unit, apothecaries' weight - any weight unit used in pharmacy; an ounce is equal to 480 grains and a pound is equal to 12 ounces
arroba - a unit of weight used in some Spanish speaking countries
cattie, 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 pounds
last - a unit of weight equal to 4,000 pounds
maund - 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 gram
oka - a Turkish unit of weight equal to about 2.75 pounds
picul - 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 pounds
rotl - a unit of weight used in some Moslem countries near the Mediterranean; varies between one and five pounds
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; sometimes imposed as a handicap in a horse race (such as a steeplechase)