Some articles on systems, system:
... have historically been five different English systems of mass tower, apothecaries', troy, avoirdupois, and metric ... Of these, the avoirdupois weight is the most common system used in the U.S ... The imperial system, which is still used for some measures in the UK and other Commonwealth countries, is based on avoirdupois, with variations from U.S ...
... system of units is similar to the British imperial system ... Both systems derive from the evolution of local units over the centuries, as a result of standardization efforts in the United Kingdom the local units ... Act of 1988, the United States government designated the metric system of measurement as "the preferred system of weights and measures for U.S ...
Famous quotes containing the words system and/or customary:
“Justice in the hands of the powerful is merely a governing system like any other. Why call it justice? Let us rather call it injustice, but of a sly effective order, based entirely on cruel knowledge of the resistance of the weak, their capacity for pain, humiliation and misery. Injustice sustained at the exact degree of necessary tension to turn the cogs of the huge machine-for- the-making-of-rich-men, without bursting the boiler.”
—Georges Bernanos (18881948)
“It has become customary to say that a man needs only six feet of land. But a corpse needs six feet, not a person.”
—Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (18601904)