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Calliopenjo
09-12-2008, 05:44 AM
Hi there,

I'm looking for something that I can't find on the internet. Oz. is an abbreviation for ounces. That I was able to find. What I can't find is, what word does the abbreviation oz. stand for?

Example: Pounds=lb
lb=libra
ounces=oz.
oz=?

Calliopenjo

wordmonkey
09-12-2008, 06:22 AM
from Ital. onza 'ounce'.

vixey
09-12-2008, 06:34 AM
Wikipedia agrees with WordMonkey

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oz.