Units of Measure
Weight and Mass

What are units of measuring weight?

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November 19, 2016 3:52PM

Pounds, ounces, kilograms, grams are all a measure of Mass, not Weight.

The metric measurement for weight (which is a force) is called the Newton.

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In the SI the unit for mass is the kilogram (kg).

The International Kilogram Prototype is stored at BIPM, in Saint Cloud, near Paris. It is a cylinder of platinum-iridium10 % alloy.