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English noun: weight unit

1. weight unit (quantity) a decimal unit of weight based on the gram

Synonymsmetric weight unit

Broader (hypernym)mass unit, metric, metric unit

Narrower (hyponym)carat, centner, centner, dag, decagram, decigram, dekagram, dg, dkg, doppelzentner, g, gm, grain, gram, gram atom, gram molecule, gram-atomic weight, gramme, hectogram, hg, hundredweight, kg, kilo, kilogram, mcg, metric grain, metric hundredweight, metric ton, mg, microgram, milligram, mol, mole, MT, myg, myriagram, nanogram, ng, quintal, t, tonne

Part meronymmetric system

2. weight unit (quantity) a unit used to measure weight

SamplesHe placed two weights in the scale pan.


Broader (hypernym)unit, unit of measurement

Narrower (hyponym)apothecaries' unit, apothecaries' weight, arroba, cattie, catty, crith, frail, last, maund, obolus, oka, picul, pood, rotl, tael, tod, troy unit, welterweight

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