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avoirdupois
American English: /ˌɑvərdəˈpɔɪz/
British English: /ˌavwɑːdjʊˈpwɑː/
, /ˌavədəˈpɔɪz/

Translation of avoirdupois in Spanish:

noun

  • (sistema de medidas de peso usado en el mundo anglosajón)
    one pound avoirdupois
    una libra or 453,6 gramos
    Example sentences
    • 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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