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basis weight

noun
1.
the weight in pounds of a ream of paper of a basic size, usually 25 × 38 inches (63 × 96 cm) for book stock, 17 × 22 inches (43 × 55 cm) for writing stock, and 20 × 26 inches (50 × 66 cm) for cover stock.
Also called basic weight, basic substance weight.
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  • For basis weight measurements, the industry uses nuclear devices extensively.
  • Standards for tabbing are based on basis weight of paper stock used and the location of the folded or bound edge.

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