foot-pound-second
adjective Date: 1892 being or relating to a system of units based upon the foot as the unit of length, the pound as the unit of weight, and the second as the unit of time — abbreviation fps

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  • foot-pound-second — [foot′pound′sek′ənd] adj. designating or of the British, Canadian, and U.S. system of measurement in which the foot, pound, and second are used as the units of length, mass, and time, respectively: abbrev. FPS: see the table of weights and… …   English World dictionary

  • foot-pound-second — fu̇t .pau̇nd sek ənd adj being or relating to a system of units based upon the foot as the unit of length, the pound as the unit of weight or mass, and the second as the unit of time abbr. fps …   Medical dictionary

  • foot-pound-second — foot′ pound′ sec′ond adj. phs of or pertaining to the system of units in which the foot, pound, and second are the principal units of length, mass, and time Abbr.: fps • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • foot-pound-second — /foot pownd sek euhnd/, adj. Physics. of or pertaining to the system of units in which the foot, pound, and second are the principal units of length, mass, and time. Abbr.: fps, f.p.s. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • foot-pound-second — | ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : being or relating to a system of units based upon the foot as the unit of length, the pound as the unit of weight or mass, and the second as the unit of time abbr. fps * * * /foot pownd sek euhnd/, adj. Physics. of …   Useful english dictionary

  • foot-pound-second — 1. adjective Of or relating to a measurement system that uses the foot as a measure of distance, the pound as a measure of force, and the second as a measure of time. Abbrevi …   Wiktionary

  • foot-pound-second system — /fʊt paʊnd ˈsɛkənd sɪstəm/ (say foot pownd sekuhnd sistuhm) noun a system of imperial units employed in science, based on the foot, pound, and second as the fundamental units of length, mass, and time. Abbrev.: f.p.s. (system) …   Australian English dictionary

  • foot-pound-second system — noun a system of measurement with the foot, pound, and second as basic units …   English new terms dictionary

  • foot-pound-second system — …   Useful english dictionary

  • foot-pound — /foot pownd /, n. Physics. a foot pound second unit of work or energy, equal to the work done by a force of one pound when its point of application moves through a distance of one foot in the direction of the force. Abbr.: ft lb [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

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