How do you measure a stone?
What kind of measurement is a stone?
- Stone is a metric unit that is used to measure weight in Imperial units. It is represented using the symbol st. It is equal to 14 pounds averdupois (or international lbs). In other words, it is equivalent to 6.35 kilograms. This unit is widely used in United Kingdom and Ireland to measure body weight.
What is the measurement of a stone equivalent to?
- A stone is a unit of weight equal to 14 pounds averdupois (or international lbs). By turn, this makes a stone equivalent to 6.35029kg.
Where does the stone measurement come from?
- The word stone for a measurement comes from the days when large stones were used measuring weight. The word ton is derived from tun, meaning a large cask for holding wine. The anemometer, a device for measuring wind speed was invented in 1450 by Leon Battista Alberti . People also invented ways of measuring temperature.
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