# weight unit

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 Noun 1 weight unit - a decimal unit of weight based on the grammetric weight unitmetric system - a decimal system of weights and measures based on the meter and the kilogram and the secondmetric unit, metric - a decimal unit of measurement of the metric system (based on meters and kilograms and seconds); "convert all the measurements to metric units"; "it is easier to work in metric"mass unit - a unit of measurement for massmcg, microgram - one millionth (1/1,000,000) grammg, milligram - one thousandth (1/1,000) gramnanogram, ng - one billionth (1/1,000,000,000) grammetric grain, grain - a weight unit used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 caratdecigram, dg - 1/10 gramcarat - a unit of weight for precious stones = 200 mgg, gm, gram, gramme - a metric unit of weight equal to one thousandth of a kilogramgram atom, gram-atomic weight - the quantity of an element whose weight in grams is numerically equal to the atomic weight of the elementgram molecule, mol, mole - the molecular weight of a substance expressed in grams; the basic unit of amount of substance adopted under the Systeme International d'Unitesdag, decagram, dekagram, dkg - 10 gramshectogram, hg - 100 gramskg, kilo, kilogram - one thousand grams; the basic unit of mass adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; "a kilogram is approximately 2.2 pounds"myg, myriagram - one ten thousandth of a centnercentner - in some European countries: a unit of weight equivalent to 50 kilogramscentner, doppelzentner, hundredweight, metric hundredweight - a unit of weight equal to 100 kilogramsquintal - a unit of weight equal to 100 kilogramsmetric ton, tonne, MT, t - a unit of weight equivalent to 1000 kilograms 2 weight unit - a unit used to measure weight; "he placed two weights in the scale pan"weightunit, unit of measurement - any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange; "the dollar is the United States unit of currency"; "a unit of wheat is a bushel"; "change per unit volume"troy unit - any of the unit of the troy system of weightsapothecaries' unit, apothecaries' weight - any weight unit used in pharmacy; an ounce is equal to 480 grains and a pound is equal to 12 ouncesarroba - a unit of weight used in some Spanish speaking countriescattie, catty - any of various units of weight used in southeastern Asia (especially a Chinese measure equal to 500 grams)crith - the weight of a liter of hydrogen (at 0 centigrade and 760 millimeters pressure)frail - the weight of a frail (basket) full of raisins or figs; between 50 and 75 poundslast - a unit of weight equal to 4,000 poundsmaund - a unit of weight used in Asia; has different values in different countries; "the official maund in India is 82.6 pounds avoirdupois"obolus - a Greek unit of weight equal to one tenth of a gramoka - a Turkish unit of weight equal to about 2.75 poundspicul - a unit of weight used in some parts of Asia; approximately equal to 133 pounds (the load a grown man can carry)pood - a Russian unit of weight equal to approximately 36 poundsrotl - a unit of weight used in some Moslem countries near the Mediterranean; varies between one and five poundstael - a unit of weight used in east Asia approximately equal to 1.3 ouncestod - a unit of weight for wool equal to about 28 poundswelterweight - a weight of 28 pounds; sometimes imposed as a handicap in a horse race (such as a steeplechase)
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Archi from the University of Rome proved that the people of Ebla used a weight unit called al-Mina which is equivalent to 470 grams.Historical documents showed that gold had a special value for the women of Ebla as they used to be endowed with it as a wedding gift, Kabbad added.Rasha Milhem / Ghossoun
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