US Customary Units - Definition and Examples


What is the US customary units? Just like the name suggests, it is the measurement system used most commonly in the United States.

The United States customary units can also be called with the following names:

  • US customary system
  • Customary measurement system
  • Customary system
  • Customary system of measurement
  • English system of measurement
  • English measurement system
  • Standard system of measurement

The US customary units includes units for measuring length, capacity, volume, weight, temperature, and area.

US customary units of length


In the United States customary units the units that are commonly used for measuring length include inch (in), foot (ft), yard (yd), and mile (mi)

US customary units of capacity


In the United States customary units, the units that are commonly used for measuring capacity or volume of liquid include teaspoon (t), tablespoon (T), cup (C), pint (pt), quart (qt), and gallon (gal)

US customary units of weights


In the United States customary units, the units that are commonly used for measuring weight include ounce (oz), pound (lb), and ton (T).

US customary units of temperature


In the United States customary units, the unit that is used for measuring temperature is Fahrenheit (0F)

US customary units of area


In the United States customary units, the units that are commonly used for measuring area include in.2, ft2, and yd2.

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