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Definition of "system of weights" [system of weights]

  • A system of units used to express the weight of something (noun)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "system of weights" in a sentence
  • "Instead of scansion by pyrrhics and spondees, iambs and trochees, anapæsts and similar simplifications he invented a system of weights (“wuzún”)."
  • "[444] Cubitum, literally the distance between the elbow and the tip of the middle finger; in the imperial system of weights and measures it was 17.5 inches."