Uncia definition

(pharmacy) An ounce.
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(classical studies) A twelfth part, an ounce, or an inch.
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A bronze coin minted during the Roman Republic, valued at one-twelfth of an as.
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(algebra) A numerical coefficient in a case of the binomial theorem.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
uncia
Plural:
unciae

Origin of uncia

  • 1685–95, from Latin uncia. Compare inch, ounce, Latin ūnus (“one”).

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