weight unit

Definitions of weight unit
  1. noun
    a unit used to measure weight
    synonyms: weight
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    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
    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)
    grain
    1/60 dram; equals an avoirdupois grain or 64.799 milligrams
    scruple
    a unit of apothecary weight equal to 20 grains
    pennyweight
    a unit of apothecary weight equal to 24 grains
    drachm, drachma, dram
    a unit of apothecary weight equal to an eighth of an ounce or to 60 grains
    apothecaries' ounce, ounce, troy ounce
    a unit of apothecary weight equal to 480 grains or one twelfth of a pound
    apothecaries' pound, troy pound
    an apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces or 373.242 grams
    type of:
    unit, unit of measurement
    any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange
  2. noun
    a decimal unit of weight based on the gram
    synonyms: metric weight unit
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    mcg, microgram
    one millionth (1/1,000,000) gram
    mg, milligram
    one thousandth (1/1,000) gram
    nanogram, ng
    one billionth (1/1,000,000,000) gram
    grain, metric grain
    a weight unit used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 carat
    decigram, dg
    1/10 gram
    carat
    a unit of weight for precious stones = 200 mg
    g, gm, gram, gramme
    a metric unit of weight equal to one thousandth of a kilogram
    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
    dag, decagram, dekagram, dkg
    10 grams
    hectogram, hg
    100 grams
    kg, kilo, kilogram
    one thousand grams; the basic unit of mass adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    myg, myriagram
    one ten thousandth of a centner
    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
    MT, metric ton, t, tonne
    a unit of weight equivalent to 1000 kilograms
    key
    a kilogram of a narcotic drug
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    metric, metric unit
    a decimal unit of measurement of the metric system (based on meters and kilograms and seconds)
    mass unit
    a unit of measurement for mass
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