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English units are the historical units of measurement used in England up to 1824, which evolved as a combination of the Anglo-Saxon and Roman systems of units. Various standards have applied to English units at different times, in different places, and for different applications. The units were redefined in the United Kingdom in 1824 by a Weights and Measures Act, which retained many but not all of the unit names and redefined some of the definitions.

The term "English units" is ambiguous, as it could refer either to the imperial units used in the UK, or to United States customary units, which retains some unit names but has some different definitions.<ref>Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers, McGraw Hill, 2006</ref> (The terms imperial units or imperial measurements are used in the UK to refer to the non-metric system since they were used as a standard throughout the British Empire and the Commonwealth.)


English units sections
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