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Encyclopedia > Great gross

A great gross is equal to a dozen gross, i.e. 12 * 144 = 1728.

It can be used in duodecimal counting.

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Gross - LoveToKnow 1911 (167 words)
gross, a Teutonic word represented in English by " great." Apart from its direct meaning, and such figurative senses as coarse, vulgar or flagrant, the chief uses are whole, entire, without deduction, as opposed to " net," or as applied to that which is sold in bulk as opposed to " retail " (cf.
As a unit of tale, "gross" equals 12 dozen, 144, sometimes known as " small gross," in contrast with " great gross," i.e.
As a technical expression in English common law, " in gross " is applied to an incorporeal hereditament attached to the person of an owner, in contradistinction to one which is appendant or appurtenant, that is, attached to the ownership of land (see Commons).
gross - definition by dict.die.net (314 words)
Gross average (Law), that kind of average which falls upon the gross or entire amount of ship, cargo, and freight; -- commonly called general average.
Gross receipts, the total of the receipts, before they are diminished by any deduction, as for expenses; -- distinguished from net profits.
In the gross, In gross, in the bulk, or the undivided whole; all parts taken together.
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