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ounce in Measurement topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishounceounce /aʊns/ ●●● S3 W3 noun [countable] (written abbreviation oz)  1 TMa unit for measuring weight, equal to 28.35 grams. There are 16 ounces in a pound. fluid ounce2 an ounce of sense/truth/decency etc3 every (last) ounce of courage/energy/strength etc4 an ounce of prevention (is worth a pound of cure)5 not an ounce of fat (on somebody)
Examples from the Corpus
ounceFebruary gold fell 90 cents to $ 399. 30 an ounce on Commodity Exchange.Where a cereal is very light, like cornflakes, an ounce will comfortably fill the usual breakfast bowl.Hardly an ounce of flesh anywhere.This was the real Janir, I thought, the one without an ounce of shyness or indecision.It was the centrifuge that yielded the last cull, a final ounce of bits of metal.The Warriors needed every lean ounce of effort Smith provided in the fourth quarter.It weighs seven pounds twelve ounces, is ten and a half inches long and nine inches wide.