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a symbol (£) for “pound” or “pounds” as a monetary unit of the United Kingdom.
a symbol (#) for “pound” or “pounds” as a unit of weight or mass:
20# bond paper stock.
the symbol (#) used for various purposes.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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