Definition of

Imperial System

Imperial System
A system of weights and measures originally developed in England. Similar but not always the same as US standard units.

Example of Imperial measures:

Length: inches, feet, yards
Area: square feet, acres
Weight: pounds, ounces,
Volume: fluid ounces, gallons

The Imperial System has been replaced by the Metric System in most countries (including England).

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