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07/30/2011 8:27 AM

what is lbs?

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07/30/2011 8:34 AM

The incorrect way to write lb? See NIST SP811 for note about not using plural unit symbols.

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07/30/2011 9:28 AM

LBS. Women gain 4 or 5 of these every year after marriage.

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07/30/2011 11:24 AM

If you're lucky. That number can actually hit 20.

I tell every wife the same thing. If you don't want to have sex with me.............just say it. You don't have to eat everything in sight and make yourself unattractive to keep me away from you.

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07/31/2011 1:20 AM

"I tell every wife the same thing" How many wives you have?.

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07/30/2011 10:39 AM

Another way to say #?

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07/30/2011 12:00 PM

http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-pou1.htm This link describes where the term LB comes from.

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07/30/2011 6:33 PM

Funny how this wasn't taught in school, even as trivia.

Mind you I was very relieved when Oz went to the metric system because I couldn't get my head around all the avoirdupois multiplying units.

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07/30/2011 6:57 PM

Just be glad you didn't have to convert stoneĀ·fathom per fortnight into hogsheads2. I always have to look up the conversion multiplier ( 3∏ x 13-54)

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07/30/2011 7:43 PM

Then there always the FPS brick.

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07/30/2011 10:27 PM

Those are for throwing through McDonald's windows, with a note attached saying "You deserve a brick today."

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07/31/2011 11:37 AM

No,no. It's break.

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07/30/2011 11:20 PM

Never mind the others. lbs is an abbreviation used in Analog / Digital conversion as a shorthand of the conversion's linear range: Last Bit's Significance. Because it is or it is not! If not, another bit needs to be selected as the last significant bit. That's all.

You can take this to the bank.

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07/30/2011 11:30 PM

Do you really think anyone who posts "what is lbs?" even knows what analog/digital conversion is? The OP is all caps and is posted in the automotive section.

I say no! And you can take that to the bank.

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07/31/2011 12:45 AM

sorry dude... this answer belongs in a different thread.. we were discussing Lbs, not LSB... and it is Least, not Last, mathematically speaking.

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07/31/2011 12:25 AM

For "LSB", the extension pages in Acronym Finder give some combinations of last/least/lowest significant bit/byte, but nothing similar for "LBS". Regardless of all the other items, by far the most common meaning of "lbs" is pounds; which, as TVP45 notes, should be just "lb".

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07/31/2011 3:39 AM

in electrical it also called Load Break Switch. a device to disconnect electrical load.

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07/31/2011 6:46 AM

Pounds in weight!

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07/31/2011 8:40 AM

No wonder he is "a nonny mouse" I wouldn't put my name to a question like that.

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07/31/2011 8:52 AM

I thought it was the name of the those round vinyl thingys that used to make music when a metal stick ran over them.

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07/31/2011 10:10 AM

Isn't not Pounds the unit of weight being still used in USA while the originating country [Now called UK] has adopted Kg.

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08/01/2011 11:14 AM

Yes, funny like that.

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08/01/2011 7:17 PM

Thanks

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