HyperDic: weight_unit

English > 2 senses of the expression weight unit:
NOUNquantityweight unit, metric weight unita decimal unit of weight based on the gram
quantityweight unit, weighta unit used to measure weight
English > weight unit: 2 senses > noun 1, quantity
MeaningA decimal unit of weight based on the gram.
Synonymmetric weight unit
Part ofmetric systemA decimal system of weights and measures based on the meter and the kilogram and the second
NarrowercaratA unit of weight for precious stones = 200 mg
centnerIn some European countries
decigram, dg1/10 gram
dekagram, decagram, dkg, dag10 grams
grain, metric grainA weight unit used for pearls or diamonds
gram, gramme, gm, gA metric unit of weight equal to one thousandth of a kilogram
gram atom, gram-atomic weightThe quantity of an element whose weight in grams is numerically equal to the atomic weight of the element
gram molecule, mole, molThe molecular weight of a substance expressed in grams
hectogram, hg100 grams
hundredweight, metric hundredweight, doppelzentner, centnerA unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms
kilogram, kg, kiloOne thousand grams
metric ton, MT, tonne, tA unit of weight equivalent to 1000 kilograms
microgram, mcgOne millionth (1/1,000,000) gram
milligram, mgOne thousandth (1/1,000) gram
myriagram, mygOne ten thousandth of a centner
nanogram, ngOne billionth (1/1,000,000,000) gram
quintalA unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms
Broadermass unitA unit of measurement for mass
metric unit, metricA decimal unit of measurement of the metric system (based on meters and kilograms and seconds)
Spanishunidad de peso
Catalanunitat de pes
English > weight unit: 2 senses > noun 2, quantity
MeaningA unit used to measure weight.
Synonymweight
Narrowerapothecaries' unit, apothecaries' weightAny weight unit used in pharmacy
arrobaA unit of weight used in some Spanish speaking countries
catty, cattieAny of various units of weight used in southeastern Asia (especially a Chinese measure equal to 500 grams)
crithThe weight of a liter of hydrogen (at 0 centigrade and 760 millimeters pressure)
frailThe weight of a frail (basket) full of raisins or figs
lastA unit of weight equal to 4,000 pounds
maundA unit of weight used in Asia
obolusA Greek unit of weight equal to one tenth of a gram
okaA Turkish unit of weight equal to about 2.75 pounds
piculA unit of weight used in some parts of Asia
poodA Russian unit of weight equal to approximately 36 pounds
rotlA unit of weight used in some Moslem countries near the Mediterranean
taelA unit of weight used in east Asia approximately equal to 1.3 ounces
todA unit of weight for wool equal to about 28 pounds
troy unitAny of the unit of the troy system of weights
welterweightA weight of 28 pounds
Broaderunit of measurement, unitAny division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange
Spanishunidad de peso
Catalanunitat de pes

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