imperial system
Noun

imperial system

  1. A system of measurement in use in the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries, now mostly superseded by the metric system; similar to the system currently used in the United States; consisting of units such as the inch, the mile and the pound (of weight).
Synonyms
Table of selected imperial units
Imperial unit !! symbol !! Imperial equivalent !! Metric equivalent
lengths
mile mi = 8 furlongs mile || mi || = 8 furlongs || = 1.609344 km
= 1760 yards |||| = 1760 yards ||
= 5280 feet |||| = 5280 feet ||
furlong = 10 chains furlong || || = 10 chains || = 201.17 metres
= 220 yards |||| = 220 yards ||
chain = 4 rods chain || || = 4 rods || = 20.117 metres
= 22 yards |||| = 22 yards ||
rod = 5½ yards rod || || = 5½ yards || = 5.029 metres
yard yd = 3 feet yard || yd || = 3 feet || = 0.9144 metre
foot ft
'
= 12 inches foot || ft
' || = 12 inches || = 30.48 cm
inch in
"
inch || in
" || || = 2.54 cm
acre = 208.71 ft by 208.71 ft
= 43,560 ft2
= 1 chain by 1 furlong
acre || || = 208.71 ft by 208.71 ft
= 43,560 ft2
= 1 chain by 1 furlong || = 4,046.8564224 m2
weights
ton = 160 stone (UK) ton || || = 160 stone (UK)|| = 1015.7 kg
= 2240 pounds (UK) || || = 2240 pounds (UK) ||
hundredweight cwt = 8 stone (UK) hundredweight || cwt || = 8 stone (UK) || = 50.8 kg
= 112 pounds (UK) || || = 112 pounds (UK) ||
stone st = 14 pounds stone || st || = 14 pounds || = 6.356 kg
pound lb
#
= 16 ounces pound || lb
# || = 16 ounces || = 0.454 kg
ounce oz ounce || oz || || = 28.35g



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