What does poundal mean?

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ˈpaʊn dlpoundal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. poundal, pdl(noun)

    a unit of force equal to the force that imparts an acceleration of 1 foot/sec/sec to a mass of 1 pound; equal to 0.1382 newtons


  1. poundal(Noun)

    A unit equal to the force needed to accelerate a mass of one pound at a rate of one foot per second per second.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Poundal(noun)

    a unit of force based upon the pound, foot, and second, being the force which, acting on a pound avoirdupois for one second, causes it to acquire by the of that time a velocity of one foot per second. It is about equal to the weight of half an ounce, and is 13,825 dynes

    Etymology: [From 5th Pound.]


  1. Poundal

    The poundal is a unit of force that is part of the foot-pound-second system of units, in Imperial units introduced in 1877, and is from the specialized subsystem of English absolute. The poundal is defined as the force necessary to accelerate 1 pound-mass to 1 foot per second per second. 1 pdl = 0.138254954376 N exactly.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Poundal

    The British unit of force; the force which acting on a mass of one pound for one second produces an acceleration of one foot. [Transcriber's note: The force which acting on a mass of one pound produces an acceleration of ONE FOOT PER SECOND PER SECOND.]

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How to say poundal in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of poundal in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of poundal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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