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measuring block, measuring unit
a unit of measurement

denier
a unit of measurement for the fineness of silk or nylon or rayon

diopter, dioptre
a unit of measurement of the refractive power of a lens which is equal to the reciprocal of the focal length measured in meters; used by oculists

carat, karat, kt
the unit of measurement for the proportion of gold in an alloy; 18karat gold is 75% gold; 24karat gold is pure gold

absorption unit
a unit for measuring absorption

acceleration unit
a unit for measuring acceleration

angular unit
a unit of measurement for angles

area unit, square measure
a system of units used to measure areas

capacity measure, capacity unit, cubage unit, cubature unit, cubic content unit, cubic measure, displacement unit, volume unit
a unit of measurement of volume or capacity

computer memory unit
a unit for measuring computer memory

electromagnetic unit, emu
any of various systems of units for measuring electricity and magnetism

explosive unit
any unit for measuring the force of explosions

force unit
a unit of measurement of physical force

linear measure, linear unit
a unit of measurement of length

metric, metric unit
a decimal unit of measurement of the metric system (based on meters and kilograms and seconds)

miles per gallon
the distance traveled in a vehicle powered by one gallon of gasoline or diesel fuel

monetary unit
a unit of money

MFLOP, megaflop, million floating point operations per second
(computer science) a unit for measuring the speed of a computer system

teraflop, trillion floating point operations per second
(computer science) a unit for measuring the speed of a computer system

MIPS, million instructions per second
(computer science) a unit for measuring the execution speed of a computer's CPU (but not the whole system)

pain unit
a unit measuring the intensity of pain

pressure unit
a unit measuring force per unit area

printing unit
a unit of measurement for printing

sound unit
any acoustic unit of measurement

telephone unit
a unit of measurement for telephone use

temperature unit
a unit of measurement for temperature

weight, weight unit
a unit used to measure weight

mass unit
a unit of measurement for mass

unit of viscosity
a unit of measurement for viscosity

energy unit, heat unit, work unit
a unit of measurement for work

langley
unit of solar radiation

Brinell number
measure of the hardness of a material

point
the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest

bit
a unit of measurement of information (from binary + digit); the amount of information in a system having two equiprobable states

electrostatic unit
any of various units of electricity based on forces of interaction between electric charges

extra point, point after, point after touchdown
in American football a point awarded for a successful place kick following a touchdown

long measure
a measure of length

cu in, cubic inch
the volume equal to a cube one inch on each side

cu ft, cubic foot
the volume equal to a cube one foot on each side

cord
a unit of amount of wood cut for burning; 128 cubic feet

advantage
(tennis) first point scored after deuce

set point
(tennis) the final point needed to win a set in tennis

match point
(tennis) the final point needed to win a match (especially in tennis)

sabin
a unit of acoustic absorption equivalent to the absorption by a square foot of a surface that absorbs all incident sound

mil
an angular unit used in artillery; equal to 1/6400 of a complete revolution

arcdegree, degree
a measure for arcs and angles

arcsecond, second
a 60th part of a minute of arc

arcminute, minute, minute of arc
a unit of angular distance equal to a 60th of a degree

microradian
a unit of angular distance equal to one thousandth of a milliradian

milliradian
a unit of angular distance equal to one thousandth of a radian

rad, radian
the unit of plane angle adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; equal to the angle at the center of a circle subtended by an arc equal in length to the radius (approximately 57.295 degrees)

grad, grade
onehundredth of a right angle

oxtant
a unit of angular distance equal to half a quadrant

sextant
a unit of angular distance equal to 60 degrees

straight angle
an angle of 180 degrees

sr, steradian
the unit of solid angle adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites

sq in, square inch
a unit of area equal to one inch by one inch square

sq ft, square foot
a unit of area equal to one foot by one foot square

sq yd, square yard
a unit of area equal to one yard by one yard square

centare, square meter, square metre
a centare is 1/100th of an are

square mile
an area of 640 acres

quarter section
a land unit equal to a quarter of a section (160 acres) and measuring 1/2 mile on a side

acre
a unit of area (4840 square yards) used in Englishspeaking countries

ar, are
a unit of surface area equal to 100 square meters

hectare
(abbreviated `ha') a unit of surface area equal to 100 ares (or 10,000 square meters)

arpent
a former French unit of area; equal approximately to an acre

b, barn
(physics) a unit of nuclear cross section; the effective circular area that one particle presents to another as a target for an encounter

dessiatine
a former Russian unit of area equal to 2.7 acres

morgen
a South African unit of measure equal to about 2 acres

perch, pole, rod
a square rod of land

liquid measure, liquid unit
a unit of capacity for liquids (for measuring the volumes of liquids or their containers)

dry measure, dry unit
a unit of capacity for dry commodities (as fruit or grain)

metric capacity unit
a capacity unit defined in metric terms

cran
a capacity unit used for measuring fresh herring

field capacity
the maximum amount of water that a particular soil can hold

homer, kor
an ancient Hebrew unit of capacity equal to 10 baths or 10 ephahs

hin
ancient Hebrew unit of liquid measure = 1.5 gallons

fathom, fthm
(mining) a unit of volume (equal to 6 cubic feet) used in measuring bodies of ore

acrefoot
the volume of water that would cover 1 acre to a depth of 1 foot; 43,560 cubic feet or 1233.5 cubic meters

acre inch
one twelfth of an acrefoot

board foot
the volume of a piece of wood 1 foot square and 1 inch thick

standard
a board measure = 1980 board feet

cubic yard, yard
a unit of volume (as for sand or gravel)

last
a unit of capacity for grain equal to 80 bushels

check bit, parity, parity bit
(computer science) a bit that is used in an error detection procedure in which a 0 or 1 is added to each group of bits so that it will have either an odd number of 1's or an even number of 1's; e.g., if the parity is odd then any group of bits that arrives with an even number of 1's must contain an error

nibble, nybble
a small byte

byte
a sequence of 8 bits (enough to represent one character of alphanumeric data) processed as a single unit of information

sector
the minimum track length that can be assigned to store information; unless otherwise specified a sector of data consists of 512 bytes

block
(computer science) a sector or group of sectors that function as the smallest data unit permitted

allocation unit
a group of sectors on a magnetic disk that can be reserved for the use of a particular file

partition
(computer science) the part of a hard disk that is dedicated to a particular operating system or application and accessed as a single unit

word
a word is a string of bits stored in computer memory

K, KB, KiB, kB, kibibyte, kilobyte
a unit of information equal to 1024 bytes

K, KB, kB, kilobyte
a unit of information equal to 1000 bytes

kb, kbit, kilobit
a unit of information equal to 1000 bits

kibibit, kibit
a unit of information equal to 1024 bits

M, MB, MiB, mebibyte, megabyte
a unit of information equal to 1024 kibibytes or 2^20 (1,048,576) bytes

M, MB, megabyte
a unit of information equal to 1000 kilobytes or 10^6 (1,000,000) bytes

Mb, Mbit, megabit
a unit of information equal to 1000 kilobits or 10^6 (1,000,000) bits

Mibit, mebibit
a unit of information equal to 1024 kibibits or 2^20 (1,048,576) bits

G, GB, GiB, gibibyte, gigabyte
a unit of information equal to 1024 mebibytes or 2^30 (1,073,741,824) bytes

G, GB, gigabyte
a unit of information equal to 1000 megabytes or 10^9 (1,000,000,000) bytes

Gb, Gbit, gigabit
a unit of information equal to 1000 megabits or 10^9 (1,000,000,000) bits

Gibit, gibibit
a unit of information equal to 1024 mebibits or 2^30 (1,073,741,824) bits

TB, TiB, tebibyte, terabyte
a unit of information equal to 1024 gibibytes or 2^40 (1,099,511,627,776) bytes

TB, terabyte
a unit of information equal to 1000 gigabytes or 10^12 (1,000,000,000,000) bytes

Tb, Tbit, terabit
a unit of information equal to 1000 gigabits or 10^12 (1,000,000,000,000) bits

Tibit, tebibit
a unit of information equal to 1024 gibibits or 2^40 (1,099,511,627,776) bits

PB, PiB, pebibyte, petabyte
a unit of information equal to 1024 tebibytes or 2^50 bytes

PB, petabyte
a unit of information equal to 1000 terabytes or 10^15 bytes

Pb, Pbit, petabit
a unit of information equal to 1000 terabits or 10^15 bits

Pibit, pebibit
a unit of information equal to 1024 tebibits or 2^50 bits

EB, EiB, exabyte, exbibyte
a unit of information equal to 1024 pebibytes or 2^60 bytes

EB, exabyte
a unit of information equal to 1000 petabytes or 10^18 bytes

Eb, Ebit, exabit
a unit of information equal to 1000 petabits or 10^18 bits

Eibit, exbibit
a unit of information equal to 1024 pebibits or 2^60 bits

ZB, ZiB, zebibyte, zettabyte
a unit of information equal to 1024 exbibytes or 2^70 bytes

ZB, zettabyte
a unit of information equal to 1000 exabytes or 10^21 bytes

Zb, Zbit, zettabit
a unit of information equal to 1000 exabits or 10^21 bits

Zibit, zebibit
a unit of information equal to 1024 exbibits or 2^70 bits

YB, YiB, yobibyte, yottabyte
a unit of information equal to 1024 zebibytes or 2^80 bytes

YB, yottabyte
a unit of information equal to 1000 zettabytes or 10^24 bytes

Yb, Ybit, yottabit
a unit of information equal to 1000 zettabits or 10^24 bits

Yibit, yobibit
a unit of information equal to 1024 zebibits or 2^80 bits

capacitance unit
a measure of the capacity of a circuit component to store charge

charge unit, quantity unit
a measure of the quantity of electricity (determined by the amount of an electric current and the time for which it flows)

conductance unit
a measure of a material's ability to conduct an electrical charge

current unit
a measure of the amount of electric charge flowing past a circuit point at a specific time

elastance unit
the reciprocal of capacitance

field strength unit
an electromagnetic unit of magnetic intensity

flux density unit
a measure of the amount of flux per unit of cross sectional area

inductance unit
a measure of the property of an electric circuit by which an electromotive force is induced in it

light unit
a measure of the visible electromagnetic radiation

magnetomotive force unit
a unit of measurement of magnetomotive force

potential unit
a measure of the potential energy of a unit charge at a given point in a circuit relative to a reference point (ground)

power unit
a measure of electric power

radioactivity unit
a measure of radioactivity

resistance unit
the reciprocal of conductance

kiloton
a measure of explosive power (of an atomic weapon) equal to that of 1000 tons of TNT

megaton
a measure of explosive power (of an atomic weapon) equal to that of one million tons of TNT

dyne
a unit of force equal to the force that imparts an acceleration of 1 cm/sec/sec to a mass of 1 gram

N, newton
a unit of force equal to the force that imparts an acceleration of 1 m/sec/sec to a mass of 1 kilogram; equal to 100,000 dynes

sthene
a unit of force equal to 1000 newtons

pdl, poundal
a unit of force equal to the force that imparts an acceleration of 1 foot/sec/sec to a mass of 1 pound; equal to 0.1382 newtons

lbf., pound
a nontechnical unit of force equal to the mass of 1 pound with an acceleration of free fall equal to 32 feet/sec/sec

pounder
(used only in combination) something weighing a given number of pounds

g, gforce, gee
a unit of force equal to the force exerted by gravity; used to indicate the force to which a body is subjected when it is accelerated

gal
a unit of gravitational acceleration equal to one centimeter per second per second (named after Galileo)

astronomy unit
a linear unit used for astronomical distances

metric linear unit
a linear unit of distance in metric terms

nautical linear unit
a linear unit of distance used in navigation

in, inch
a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot

foot, ft
a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard

footer
(used only in combinations) the height or length of something in feet

pace, yard
a unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride

yarder
(used only in combinations) the height or length of something in yards

perch, pole, rod
a linear measure of 16.5 feet

furlong
a unit of length equal to 220 yards

international mile, land mile, mi, mile, stat mi, statute mile
a unit of length equal to 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet; exactly 1609.344 meters

miler
(used only in combinations) the length of something in miles

880 yards, half mile
a unit of length equal to half of 1 mile

440 yards, quarter mile
a unit of length equal to a quarter of 1 mile

league
an obsolete unit of distance of variable length (usually 3 miles)

ligne
a linear unit (1/40 inch) used to measure diameter of buttons

nail
a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard

archine
a Russian unit of length (71 cm)

coss, kos
(in India) a unit of length having different values in different localities

vara
a Spanish unit of length (about a yard) having different values in different localities

verst
a Russian unit of length (1.067 km)

cable, cable length, cable's length
a nautical unit of depth

chain
a unit of length

cubit
an ancient unit of length based on the length of the forearm

digit, finger, finger's breadth, fingerbreadth
the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure

fistmele
about seven inches; the breadth of a fist with the thumb stuck out (used especially in archery to give the correct distance of the string from the bow)

body length
the length of your body

handbreadth, handsbreadth
any unit of length based on the breadth of the human hand

head
the length or height based on the size of a human or animal head

lea
a unit of length of thread or yarn

li
Chinese distance measure; approximately 0.5 kilometers

link
a unit of length equal to 1/100 of a chain

mesh
the number of openings per linear inch of a screen; measures size of particles

mil
a unit of length equal to one thousandth of an inch; used to specify thickness (e.g., of sheets or wire)

Swedish mile, mil, mile
a Swedish unit of length equivalent to 10 km

Roman mile, mile
an ancient Roman unit of length equivalent to 1620 yards

Roman pace
an ancient Roman unit of length (4.85 English feet) measured as the distance from the heel of one foot to the heel of the same foot when next it touches the ground

geometric pace
a modern version of the Roman pace now taken to be 5 feet

military pace
the length of a single step in marching (taken to be 30 inches for quick time or 36 inches for double time)

palm
a linear unit based on the length or width of the human hand

span
a unit of length based on the width of the expanded human hand (usually taken as 9 inches)

survey mile
a U.S. unit of measure equal to 1609.347 meters; derived from the use of 39.37 inches as the conversion for one meter

fathom, fthm
a linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth

dollar
the basic monetary unit in many countries; equal to 100 cents

euro
the basic monetary unit of most members of the European Union (introduced in 1999); in 2002 twelve European nations (Germany, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Austria, Finland) adopted the euro as their basic unit of money and abandoned their traditional currencies

franc
the basic monetary unit in many countries; equal to 100 centimes

fractional monetary unit, subunit
a monetary unit that is valued at a fraction (usually one hundredth) of the basic monetary unit

Afghan monetary unit
monetary unit in the Islamic State of Afghanistan

Argentine monetary unit
monetary unit in Argentina

Thai monetary unit
monetary unit in Thailand

Panamanian monetary unit
monetary unit in Panama

Ethiopian monetary unit
monetary unit in Ethiopia

Venezuelan monetary unit
monetary unit of Venezuela

Ghanian monetary unit
monetary unit of Ghana

Costa Rican monetary unit
monetary unit in Costa Rica

El Salvadoran monetary unit
monetary unit in El Salvador

Brazilian monetary unit
monetary unit in Brazil

Gambian monetary unit
monetary unit in Gambia

Algerian monetary unit
monetary unit in Algeria

Bahrainian monetary unit
monetary unit in Bahrain

Iraqi monetary unit
monetary unit in Iraq

Jordanian monetary unit
monetary unit in Jordan

Kuwaiti monetary unit
monetary unit in Kuwait

Libyan monetary unit
monetary unit in Libya

Tunisian monetary unit
monetary unit in Tunisia

Yugoslavian monetary unit
monetary unit in Yugoslavia

Moroccan monetary unit
monetary unit in Morocco

United Arab Emirate monetary unit
monetary unit in the United Arab Emirates

Vietnamese monetary unit
monetary unit in Vietnam

Greek monetary unit
monetary unit in Greece

Sao Thome e Principe monetary unit
monetary unit on Sao Tome e Principe

Cape Verde monetary unit
monetary unit on Cape Verde

Portuguese monetary unit
monetary unit in Portugal

Hungarian monetary unit
monetary unit in Hungary

Haitian monetary unit
the monetary unit in Haiti

Paraguayan monetary unit
monetary unit in Paraguay

Dutch monetary unit
monetary unit in the Netherlands

Surinamese monetary unit
monetary unit in Suriname

Peruvian monetary unit
monetary unit in Peru

Papuan monetary unit
monetary unit in Papua New Guinea

Laotian monetary unit
monetary unit in Laos

Czech monetary unit
monetary unit in Czech Republic

Slovakian monetary unit
monetary unit in Slovakia

Icelandic monetary unit
monetary unit in Iceland

Swedish monetary unit
monetary unit in Sweden

Danish monetary unit
monetary unit in Denmark

Norwegian monetary unit
monetary unit in Norway

Malawian monetary unit
monetary unit in Malawi

Zambian monetary unit
monetary unit in Zambia

Angolan monetary unit
monetary unit in Angola

Myanmar monetary unit
monetary unit in the Union of Burma

Albanian monetary unit
monetary unit in Albania

Honduran monetary unit
monetary unit in Honduras

Sierra Leone monetary unit
monetary unit in Sierra Leone

Romanian monetary unit
monetary unit in Romania

Bulgarian monetary unit
monetary unit in Bulgaria

Swaziland monetary unit
monetary unit in Swaziland

Italian monetary unit
monetary unit in Italy

British monetary unit
monetary unit in Great Britain

Turkish monetary unit
monetary unit in Turkey

Lesotho monetary unit
monetary unit in Lesotho

German monetary unit
monetary unit in Germany

Finnish monetary unit
monetary unit in Finland

Mozambique monetary unit
monetary unit in Mozambique

Nigerian monetary unit
monetary unit in Nigeria

Bhutanese monetary unit
monetary unit in Bhutan

Mauritanian monetary unit
monetary unit in Mauritania

Tongan monetary unit
monetary unit in Tonga

Macao monetary unit
monetary unit in Macao

Spanish monetary unit
monetary unit in Spain

Bolivian monetary unit
monetary unit in Bolivia

Nicaraguan monetary unit
monetary unit in Nicaragua

Chilean monetary unit
monetary unit in Chile

Colombian monetary unit
monetary unit in Colombia

Cuban monetary unit
monetary unit in Cuba

Dominican monetary unit
monetary unit in the Dominican Republic

GuineaBissau monetary unit
monetary unit in GuineaBissau

Mexican monetary unit
monetary unit in Mexico

Philippine monetary unit
monetary unit in the Philippines

Uruguayan monetary unit
monetary unit in Uruguay

Cypriot monetary unit
monetary unit in Cyprus

Egyptian monetary unit
monetary unit in Egypt

Irish monetary unit
monetary unit in Eire

Lebanese monetary unit
monetary unit in Lebanon

Maltese monetary unit
monetary unit on Malta

Sudanese monetary unit
monetary unit in the Sudan

Syrian monetary unit
monetary unit in Syria

Botswana monetary unit
monetary unit in Botswana

Guatemalan monetary unit
monetary unit in Guatemala

South African monetary unit
monetary unit in South Africa

Iranian monetary unit
monetary unit in Iran

Omani monetary unit
monetary unit in Oman

Yemeni monetary unit
monetary unit in Yemen

Cambodian monetary unit
monetary unit in Cambodia

Malaysian monetary unit
monetary unit is Malaysia

Qatari monetary unit
monetary unit in Qatar

Saudi Arabian monetary unit
monetary unit in Saudi Arabia

Russian monetary unit
monetary unit in Russia

Armenian monetary unit
monetary unit in Armenia

Azerbaijani monetary unit
monetary unit in Azerbaijan

Belarusian monetary unit
monetary unit in Belarus

Estonian monetary unit
monetary unit in Estonia

Georgian monetary unit
monetary unit in Georgia

Kazakhstani monetary unit
monetary unit in Kazakhstan

Latvian monetary unit
monetary unit in Latvia

Lithuanian monetary unit
monetary unit in Lithuania

Kyrgyzstani monetary unit
monetary unit in Kyrgyzstan

Moldovan monetary unit
monetary unit in Moldova

Tajikistani monetary unit
monetary unit in Tajikistan

Turkmen monetary unit
monetary unit in Turkmenistan

Ukranian monetary unit
monetary unit in Ukraine

Uzbekistani monetary unit
monetary unit in Uzbekistan

Indian monetary unit
monetary unit in India

Pakistani monetary unit
monetary unit in Pakistan

Mauritian monetary unit
monetary unit in Mauritius

Nepalese monetary unit
monetary unit in Nepal

Seychelles monetary unit
monetary unit in Seychelles

Sri Lankan monetary unit
monetary unit in Sri Lanka

Indonesian monetary unit
monetary unit in Indonesia

Austrian monetary unit
monetary unit in Austria

Israeli monetary unit
monetary unit in Israel

Kenyan monetary unit
monetary unit in Kenya

Somalian monetary unit
monetary unit in Somalia

Tanzanian monetary unit
monetary unit in Tanzania

Ugandan monetary unit
monetary unit in Uganda

Ecuadoran monetary unit
monetary unit in Ecuador

Guinean monetary unit
monetary unit in Guinea

Bangladeshi monetary unit
monetary unit in Bangladesh

Western Samoan monetary unit
monetary unit in Western Samoa

Mongolian monetary unit
monetary unit in Mongolia

North Korean monetary unit
monetary unit in North Korea

South Korean monetary unit
monetary unit in South Korea

Japanese monetary unit
monetary unit in Japan

Chinese monetary unit
the monetary unit in the People's Republic of China

Zairese monetary unit
monetary unit in Zaire

Polish monetary unit
monetary unit in Poland

dol
a unit of pain intensity

atm, atmosphere, standard atmosphere, standard pressure
a unit of pressure: the pressure that will support a column of mercury 760 mm high at sea level and 0 degrees centigrade

Pa, pascal
a unit of pressure equal to one newton per square meter

millimeter of mercury, mm Hg, torr
a unit of pressure equal to 0.001316 atmosphere; named after Torricelli

pounds per square inch, psi
a unit of pressure

millibar
a unit of atmospheric pressure equal to one thousandth of a bar

bar
(meteorology) a unit of pressure equal to a million dynes per square centimeter

bar absolute, barye, microbar
the absolute unit of pressure equal to one dyne per square centimeter

point
a linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch

em, pica, pica em
a linear unit (1/6 inch) used in printing

en, nut
half the width of an em

em, em quad, mutton quad
a quad with a square body

cicero
a linear unit of the size of type slightly larger than an em

agate line, line
space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising

milline
an advertising measure; one agate line appearing in one million copies of a publication

column inch, inch
a unit of measurement for advertising space

B, Bel
a logarithmic unit of sound intensity equal to 10 decibels

dB, decibel
a logarithmic unit of sound intensity; 10 times the logarithm of the ratio of the sound intensity to some reference intensity

sone
a unit of perceived loudness equal to the loudness of a 1000hertz tone at 40 dB above threshold

phon
a unit of subjective loudness

Erlang
a unit of traffic intensity in a telephone system

degree
a unit of temperature on a specified scale

millidegree
a unit of temperature equal to onethousandth of a degree

K, kelvin
the basic unit of thermodynamic temperature adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites

Rankine
a unit of temperature on the Rankine scale

degree day
a unit used in estimating fuel requirements for heating a building

poise
a cgs unit of dynamic viscosity equal to one dynesecond per square centimeter; the viscosity of a fluid in which a force of one dyne per square centimeter maintains a velocity of 1 centimeter per second

atomic mass unit
unit of mass for expressing masses of atoms or molecules

mass number, nucleon number
the sum of the number of neutrons and protons in an atomic nucleus

avoirdupois unit
any of the units of the avoirdupois system of weights

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

metric weight unit, weight unit
a decimal unit of weight based on the gram

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

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

slug
a unit of mass equal to the mass that accelerates at 1 foot/sec/sec when acted upon by a force of 1 pound; approximately 14.5939 kilograms

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)

pound
a unit of apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces troy

erg
a cgs unit of work or energy; the work done by a force of one dyne acting over a distance of one centimeter

eV, electron volt
a unit of energy equal to the work done by an electron accelerated through a potential difference of 1 volt

J, joule, watt second
a unit of electrical energy equal to the work done when a current of one ampere passes through a resistance of one ohm for one second

calorie, gram calorie, small calorie
unit of heat defined as the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree centigrade at atmospheric pressure

Calorie, kilocalorie, kilogram calorie, large calorie, nutritionist's calorie
a unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree at one atmosphere pressure; used by nutritionists to characterize the energyproducing potential in food

B.Th.U., BTU, British thermal unit
a unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit at one atmosphere pressure; equivalent to 251.997 calories

therm
a unit of heat equal to 100,000 British thermal units

watthour
a unit of energy equal to the power of one watt operating for one hour

B.T.U., Board of Trade unit, kWhr, kilowatt hour
a unit of energy equal to the work done by a power of 1000 watts operating for one hour

footpound
a unit of work equal to a force of one pound moving through a distance of one foot

footton
2240 footpounds

footpoundal
a unit of work equal to a force of one poundal moving through a distance of one foot

horsepowerhour
a unit of work equal to the work done by one horsepower in one hour

kilogrammeter
a unit of work equal to the work done by a one kilogram force operating through a distance of one meter