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Avoirdupois

The avoirdupois system is a system of weights defining terms such as pound and ounce. It is by far the most common system, being used in the United States, and in the United Kingdom and elsewhere until metrication. It is considered more modern and standardised than the alternative troy or "apothecary" system.



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