Translation of avoirdupois in Spanish:

avoirdupois

Pronunciation: /ˌævərdəˈpɔɪz; ˌævədəˈpɔɪz; ˌævwɑːdjʊˈpwɑː/

noun/nombre

  • [ sistema de medidas de peso usado en el mundo anglosajón ] one pound avoirdupois una libra or 453,6 gramos
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    • In the metric system, the base unit of weight is the gram; in the avoirdupois system, it's the pound.
    • The stigmas can only be picked by hand, and it requires 70,000 flowers to obtain one pound avoirdupois of saffron; or 0.5 hectares to yield about 4.5 kg of dried saffron.
    • Gold is measured using troy weights (as opposed to the more familiar avoirdupois weights): 24 grains make a pennyweight, and 20 pennyweights make a 31.1-gram troy ounce.

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