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Litre

Litre

WordNet



noun


(1)   A metric unit of capacity equal to the volume of 1 kilogram of pure water at 4 degrees centigrade and 760 mm of mercury (or approximately 1.76 pints)
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Etymology


From . Related to Latin .

Noun



  1. The metric unit of fluid measure, equal to one cubic decimetre. Symbols: l, L, ℓ

Usage notes

  • The litre is not an SI unit but is accepted for use with SI units. The official SI symbols are the capital or lower-case roman L. The script symbol ℓ, while not officially sanctioned, was sometimes used in non-technical contexts to prevent the lower-case roman l from being confused with 1, the number one.