What is avoirdupois system - Definition and Meaning

Avoirdupois System :

Avoirdupois system is the system of measuring weights. The measurement is based on a pound of 16 ounces. This system of measurement is still used in the countries like United Kingdom, United States, Canada and some other British colonies. The measurement of Avoirdupois unit is based on pounds. In modern terms, avoirdupois pound is exactly 0.45359237 kilograms.

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