# Question: Is lb and pound same?

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“Pound” and “lbs.” are essentially the same thing. The pound is the actual unit of measurement, while “lbs.”, which stands for libra, is the common abbreviation used in expressing pounds. The correct way of abbreviation in expressing singular or plural pounds is “lb.” 3.

## Is lb short for pound?

The word pound comes from ancient Roman when the unit of measure was libra pondo, which meant a pound by weight. The English word pound draw from the pondo part of the phrase, according to the BBC. However, the abbreviation lb is derived from the libra part of the word.

## What is the meaning of lbs in pound?

1) LBS: Pound-Mass or Pound LBS has been derived from a Roman word Libra, it is represented by lb or lbs. It is an international term used to define weight or mass of an object. Pound is a Latin word meaning a pound by weight. United States and countries of commonwealth have agreed on the term pound and yard.

## How many pounds is .8 ounces?

12 pounds 8 oz. are equal to 12 pounds.

## Is lb a mass?

In other contexts, the unit pound refers to a unit of mass. The international standard symbol for the pound as a unit of mass is lb. In the engineering systems (middle column), the weight of the mass unit (pound-mass) on Earths surface is approximately equal to the force unit (pound-force).