The acronym "lb." stands for pound, an imperial measurement of mass. Mass is a measure of how much matter is in a substance or object. The pound is equal to 16 ounces, which means that any amount of ounces can be converted to pounds by dividing them by 16.Continue Reading
Pounds are a standard imperial measurement unit, which is equivalent to the kilogram in the metric system. One pound is equal to 0.4536 kilograms. To convert a number of pounds to kilograms, multiply the pounds by 2.2046.
The acronym "lb." originally came from the Roman unit of measurement, "libra," which was equivalent to 12 Roman ounces.Learn more about Measurements