British Imperial System


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Noun1.British Imperial System - a system of weights and measures based on the foot and pound and second and pintBritish Imperial System - a system of weights and measures based on the foot and pound and second and pint
system of weights and measures - system of measurement for length and weight and duration
avoirdupois unit - any of the units of the avoirdupois system of weights
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The British Imperial system of trade was an important underpinning of the British way of life.
is out of sync with the modern world by sticking to units of measurement based on the British imperial system -- which, it should be noted, was abandoned by the United Kingdom itself long ago.
The lack of uniformity of units was compounded by the spread of the earlier British Imperial System to North America where it remained in its original form, despite a subsequent British revision of Imperial units defined by the 'British Weights and Measures Act' of 1824 (the 'foot-pound-second' system).

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