United States Customary System
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U·nit·ed States Customary System(yo͞o-nī′tĭd)
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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|Noun||1.||United States Customary System - the system of weights and measures based on the foot and pound and second and pint that dates back to colonial America but differs in some respects from the British Imperial System; today in the United States this system exists side by side with the SI system|
system of weights and measures - system of measurement for length and weight and duration