Weight Converter [ convert units by a conversion app ]

( Equivalent to: Force Converter, or Mass Converter )

We provide you below with a Conversion App. To convert your weight unit, look over the next fields, kindly type your value in the text box under title [ From: ], select from options in both combo boxes to switch and convert from one weight unit to another. As you type your value, the answer will be automatically calculated and displayed in the text box under title [ To: ].


Definition of Weight:

Weight is the force on any object due to gravity. Weight is a vector with both direction and magnitude. It is calculated equal to product of the mass of object with magnitude of the local gravitational acceleration (i.e. W = mg). The unit of measurement of weight is the same of force. As an example, an object with a mass of one kilogram has a weight of about 9.8 newtons on the surface of the Earth, and about one-sixth of that value on the Moon.

Abbreviations of Weight Units:

Unit of measurement: Abbreviation(s)
  • Newton: N
  • Kilonewton: kN
  • Gram: gm
  • Kilogram: kg, or kgm
  • Metric Tonne: metric ton, or metric tons, or ton, or tons
  • Short Ton: shton, or ton U.S.
  • Long Ton: Lton, or ton imperial
  • Pound: lb, or lbs, or ps
  • Kilopound: kips
  • Ounce: oz
  • Slug: ps2pf, or lb.s2/ft
  • Atomic Mass Unit: amu, or u

Conversion Factors of Weight Units:

Follow the below links if you would like to know and learn more about how to convert from one weight unit to another using the criss-cross principle.

  • Wikipedia
  • USMA
  • NIST
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