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# Convert Milligram to Ounce

Please provide values below to convert milligram [mg] to ounce [oz], or vice versa.

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### Milligram

Definition: A milligram is a unit of weight and mass that is based on the SI (International System of Units) base unit of mass, the kilogram. It is equal to 1/1,000 grams, or 1/1,000,000 kilograms.

History/origin: The milligram is based on the SI unit of weight and mass, the kilogram. As an SI unit, it uses the "milli" SI prefix to denote that it is a submultiple of the base unit. Although the "milli" prefix denotes a submultiple with respect to the gram, the kilogram, not the gram, is technically the SI base unit of mass.

Current use: As a submultiple of an SI base unit, the milligram is widely used in many applications, from everyday use to measure the weight or mass of foods, substances, etc., to widespread use in scientific labs, among other areas.

### Ounce

Definition: An ounce (symbol: oz) is a unit of mass in the imperial and US customary systems of measurement. The avoirdupois ounce (the common ounce) is defined as exactly 28.349523125 grams and is equivalent to one sixteenth of an avoirdupois pound.

History/origin: The origin of the term ounce stems from the Roman uncia, which means a "twelfth part," and the use of a standardized copper bar which defined both the Roman pound and foot. The copper bar was divided into twelve equal parts, called unciae. This relationship between the Roman pound and foot eventually contributed to the uncia being the basis of the modern inch as well as the common ounce. The ounce has been used as a standard of mass throughout history for different applications and with different definitions. Examples include the Dutch metric ounce (100g), French ounce (30.59g), and the Spanish ounce (28.75g), among others. The current definition of the ounce, the international avoirdupois ounce was adopted in 1959.

Current use: The ounce is still a standard unit of mass in the US customary system of measurement. It is mostly used in the United States for measuring packaged food products, food portions, and postal items, among other things. The ounce is still used in some other countries around the world that have roots in British history and culture. Due to metrication, the United Kingdom (UK) no longer officially uses the ounce. It is however, still used in some settings in the UK, such as restaurants.

### Milligram to Ounce Conversion Table

Milligram [mg]Ounce [oz]
0.01 mg3.527396194958E-7 oz
0.1 mg3.527396194958E-6 oz
1 mg3.5274E-5 oz
2 mg7.05479E-5 oz
3 mg0.0001058219 oz
5 mg0.0001763698 oz
10 mg0.0003527396 oz
20 mg0.0007054792 oz
50 mg0.0017636981 oz
100 mg0.0035273962 oz
1000 mg0.0352739619 oz

### How to Convert Milligram to Ounce

1 mg = 3.5274E-5 oz
1 oz = 28349.523125 mg

Example: convert 15 mg to oz:
15 mg = 15 × 3.5274E-5 oz = 0.0005291094 oz