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Convert Ounce to Milligram

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

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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

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 to Milligram Conversion Table

Ounce [oz]Milligram [mg]
0.01 oz283.49523125 mg
0.1 oz2834.9523125 mg
1 oz28349.523125 mg
2 oz56699.04625 mg
3 oz85048.569375 mg
5 oz141747.615625 mg
10 oz283495.23125 mg
20 oz566990.4625 mg
50 oz1417476.15625 mg
100 oz2834952.3125 mg
1000 oz28349523.125 mg

How to Convert Ounce to Milligram

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

Example: convert 15 oz to mg:
15 oz = 15 × 28349.523125 mg = 425242.846875 mg