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In typesetting, the thickness of a line is called its weight and is measured in points.
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Answer Metric system
Weight is measured in units called newtons , while mass is measured in units called grams and kilograms.
Answer It seems to me that it is a reference to a bye-gone era when printing presses used by newspapers and such were operated by manually laying the …letters out before the printing began. I think the same term applies today to preparing a text for printing using a computer. The term as used today refers to the preparation of text and includes making informed choices of typeface, point size and leading to enhance the readability and message.
In the current and internationally accepted SI system, the basic unit of mass is the kilogram. The unit of force, a derived quanity, is the newton. One newton is the force w…ith which one body pulls another body (of mass 1kg) towards itself with a acleration of 1 meter per seconds squared. In the English system, the basic unit of mass is called a pound, or more properly pound-mass, since a pound is also the derived unit of weight. A pound of force is the amount required to accelerate 1 pound of mass (called a slug) at the rate of 32 feet per second per second.
Newton: 1N= 1kg*m/s²
Pounds and tons.
SI . . . Newton 'Customary' . . . pound, ounce, etc.
Weight is force. Any unit of force is an appropriate unit with which to describe weight. Some of the more popular ones include . . . -- Newton -- Pound -- Ounce -- T…on -- Stone -- Dyne Note: During your survey, two answers that will score high in your results are "kilogram" and "gram". Those are not units of force, and you must discard them. I strongly disagree with the last answer shown here. There are 2types of 'Unit'. There are 'Fundamental ' units, and there are 'Derived' units . There are also 2 systems of units . There is the Metric system , and the British system. In the metric system there are actually 2 fundamental systems, there is the cgs system, and the mks system. The fundamental units are the units of Mass, Length, and Time. cgs stands for centimetre, gram, second . mks stands for metre, kilogram, second. The fundamental units for scientific work, are based on the metre kilogram second. Mass and weight and force, have, and use, the same units. (but they are defined differently). It is quite legitimate to measure weight in any multiple or any fraction of the fundamental unit. Therefore weight can be measured in kilogram, gram, tonne. The units named the dyne, and the newton are reserved for applications where we measure force, or pressure, or surface tension. In the British system the fundamental units of Mass, Length, and Time, are the foot, the pound and the second. It is named, the fps system. The fundamental unit of weight is the Pound. It is quite legitimate to measure weight in any multiple of, or fraction of, the pound. Therefore weight in the British system can be measured in pound, or ounce, or ton. Derived Units are units which use (usually) more than 1 fundamental unit to define them. Examples are:- Density - gram/ cm cubed. Pressure - Newton/ Metre squared. Volume is a derived unit which uses only 1 fundamental unit, but it uses it in a different way. It measures 3 lengths, and gives them a new name (derived from length). It names it as Volume. The Newton and the Dyne are both units of force which are DERIVED from the fundamental mass unit, called the gram (CGS) and the kilogram (mks). Other examples of derived units are, Velocity, Acceleration, Power, Momentum, stress. There is a strict nomenclature to follow when using scientific or engineering units. The use of 'upper or lower case' letters must be followed to avoid confusion. Example : A kiloPascal unit of pressure is abbreviated to :- kPa not KPa .
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Moments after each of my children was born, an expert and highly trained obstetric nurse placed the baby on a large pan that was covered with a fresh 'receiving' blanket and c…onnected to a complex electro-mechanical apparatus, to which in every case she referred as a " baby scale ". I was well aware that they were dumbing down the conversation to the level where a nervous and untrained new father might understand what was going on and what people were saying to him, so I didn't simply accept this low-class term blindly. Later, as each child grew and I began taking them for regular appointments to see their baby doctor, I had the opportunity to investigate and acquire some of the lingo of the industry, in comparative leisure and in greater detail. I learned first that a 'baby doctor' is a full-sized adult who is a specialist in pediatric medicine, and who is referred to by his peers as a 'pediatrician'. I also noticed that he had his own electro-mechanical apparatus in his examining room, similar to the one at the hospital, and upon which he placed each of my babies whenever we visited him. Summoning up the courage to ask him, I learned that the device is referred to as a " pediatric scale ", at least among those who are in the know.