# avoirdupois weight definition

• noun:
• A system of weights and steps centered on a pound containing 16 ounces or 7,000 grains and add up to 453.59 grms.
• something of weights in line with the 16-ounce pound (or 7,000 grains)
• a method of weights and steps according to a pound containing 16 ounces or 7,000 grains and corresponding to 453.59 grms.
• something of weights in line with the 16-ounce pound (or 7,000 grains)
• something of weights by which coarser products are weighed, eg hay, whole grain, butter, sugar, tea.
• a system of weights through which coarser products tend to be considered, such as hay, grain, butter, sugar, tea.

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