Abbreviation of OunceDate: 04/27/2002 at 15:30:05 From: Jassica Subject: Ounce Why is the abbreviation for ounce oz.? Date: 04/27/2002 at 19:03:47 From: Doctor Ian Subject: Re: Ounce Hi Jassica, The Italian word for ounce, 'oncia', used to be spelled 'onza', so 'oz.' is an abbreviation for the older spelling. - Doctor Ian, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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