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# Why does oz mean ounce?

Updated: 9/18/2023

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13y ago

It just does okay...

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7y ago

The name comes from the Italian onza.

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oz = ounce

### What does oz. mean?

oz is the abbreviation for ounce.

### What is the initial for ounce?

The abbreviation for ounce is oz. if that is what you mean.

### In weights what does oz mean?

Ounce. I don't know why the abbreviation is oz.

### In cooking what does OZ mean?

It's the abbreviation for the measurement of weight called ounce, also lb is the abbreviation for pound, there are 16oz in 1lb.

### How many ounces are in an oz?

oz stands for ounce therefore there is 1 ounce in an oz

### What does oz mean in measurement?

Depends on the particular unit of mass you are trying to convert it from. You'd have to look up a conversion factor and then multiply your number by that, making sure that the ounces is in the numerator.

### What is the plural abbreviation for ounce?

The abbreviation of ounce(s) is oz.

### What does three fourths oz mean?

It means three quarters of one ounce.

### How many Oz in one ounce?

oz means ounce so one

### Does a half an ounce weigh .8 oz?

No, half an ounce weighs .5 oz.

### How many .17's of an ounce does it take to make an ounce?

I don't know what a ".17 of an ounce" is. If you mean "sixths of an ounce" (which is 0.1666... oz in decimal form), then ... six.