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# Is a pound a part of the metric system?

Updated: 8/10/2023

Wiki User

9y ago

lb is a pound in weight. 14lbs in a stone.

Pounds is abbreviated lbs because the origin is in the Latin word libra, which could mean both balance scales (hence the symbol for the astrological sign Libra, which was named after a constellation that was thought to resemble scales) and also a pound weight, for which the full expression was libra pondo, the second word being the origin of our pound.

Wiki User

12y ago

Wiki User

12y ago

Pounds are a customary unit. The metric unit is grams.

Wiki User

10y ago

No, a pound is a part of the U.S. System of Measurement. The Metric System measures weight in grams (and kilograms, milligrams, centigrams).

Wiki User

8y ago

Pound is used to measure currency. It is a part of metric system.

Wiki User

14y ago

Lb stands for pound.

Wiki User

12y ago

no it is not.

Wiki User

11y ago

No a pound is a unit to measure weight.

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