# Pound-force conversions

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## What is pound-force?

The **pound-force** is a unit of force equal to 4.448221615 newtons (1 lbf = 4.448221615 N), the SI derived unit of force. It is also equal to 4,448,221.615 micronewtons (μN), or 4,448.221615 millinewtons (mN), 444.8221615 centinewtons (cN), or 0.4448221615 decanewtons (daN) or 0.004448221615 kilonewtons (kN), which are units of force in the SI.

The pound-force represents the amount of force applied by a mass of one avoirdupois pound in a 9.80665 m/s2 gravitational field (1 lbf = 1 lb × 9.80665 m/s2).

*Notes:*

(i) The SI is an abbreviation for the International System of Units

(ii) According to the General Conference on Weight and Measures, the standard gravity is 9.80665 m/s2 (or 32.1740 ft/s2)

(iii) The term "pound" is also used as a unit of mass in the Imperial and US customary systems of units

*Symbol:*

lbf

*Plural:*

pounds-force

*Also known as:*

pound (plural: pounds, abbreviation: lb), **pound force** (plural: pounds force)

## Pound-force conversions: quick access

A detailed list with conversions from pounds-force to other (metric, imperial, or customary) force measurement units is given below.

- pound-force to centinewton (lbf to cN)
- pound-force to decanewton (lbf to daN)
- pound-force to dyne (lbf to dyn)
- pound-force to gram-force (lbf to gf)
- pound-force to kilogram-force (lbf to kgf)
- pound-force to kilonewton (lbf to kN)
- pound-force to kilopond (lbf to kp)
- pound-force to kip (lbf to kip)
- pound-force to meganewton (lbf to MN)
- pound-force to micronewton (lbf to μN)
- pound-force to millinewton (lbf to mN)
- pound-force to Newton (lbf to N)
- pound-force to ounce-force (lbf to ozf)
- pound-force to poundal (lbf to pdl)
- pound-force to sthene (lbf to sn)
- pound-force to tonne-force (lbf to tnf)