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A unit of weight varying in different countries of Asia from 11.2 to 37.4 kilograms (24.8 to 82.6 pounds) avoirdupois, the latter being the official maund in India.
[Hindi mān, from Sanskrit mānam, measure, from mimīte, mā-, he measures; see mē- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Units) a unit of weight used in Asia, esp India, having different values in different localities. A common value in India is 82 pounds or 37 kilograms
[C17: from Hindi man, from Sanskrit manā]
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|Noun||1.||maund - a unit of weight used in Asia; has different values in different countries; "the official maund in India is 82.6 pounds avoirdupois"|
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