Definition of foot-pound-second system in English:

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foot-pound-second system


A system of measurement having the foot, pound, and second as basic units.
Example sentences
  • The absolute foot-pound-second system of units retains the second as the unit of time.
  • I have memories of changing from the foot-pound-second system to the centimetre-gram-second system back in the sixties, with interesting detours into the area of poundel and slugs.
  • What's the unit of mass in the foot-pound-second system?

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Syllabification: foot-pound-sec·ond sys·tem

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