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Why is 144 called a gross?

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  • 9 years ago
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    its just a measurement.

    12= a dozen

    12x12=a gross

  • 4 years ago

    144 X 144 is called Gross Squared written OMG!

    • LMAO Hahaha i just searched gross as its in GDP in search bar it says = 144 yahoo is the power of knowledge ;)

  • loudin
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    3 years ago

    One Gross

  • 4 years ago

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  • It comes from the Latin grossus which meant thick or large.

    The Germans seem first to have used the idea of a gross or great dozen to mean 144. The use of gross for large also gives us the word grocer. Originally a grocer sold wholesale, in large quantities, and thus the name. Something so big that it was visible to anyone gives us such uses as gross injustice, and the medical term gross lesion for one that is visible to the naked eye.

    Source(s): . "Sally, look at this festering zit on my nose." "Eeeeew that is gross!"
  • ansby
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    3 years ago

    What Is A Gross

  • 9 years ago

    Noun sense of "a dozen dozen" is from O.Fr. grosse douzaine "large dozen;" sense of "total profit" (opposed to net) is from 1520s.

    http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=gross

    Middle English grosse from Old French grosse (douzain), large (dozen)

    http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/en...

  • 4 years ago

    Because that's what you become when you reach that age.

  • 4 years ago

    what is 144x144 called the unit?

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