Glossary of Terms


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Hundredweight

The hundredweight, formerly also known as the centum weight or quintal, is an English, imperial, and US customary unit of weight or mass of various values. Its present value continues to differ between the American and imperial systems. The two values are distinguished in American English as the "short hundredweight" and "long hundredweight" and in British English as the "cental" and the "imperial hundredweight".

  • Abbreviation: CWT - The c comes from the Roman numeral for one hundred.

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