## litre

litre (symbol l or L) Metric unit equal to a cubic decimetre, one thousandth of a cubic metre. Another definition, used from 1901 to 1968, was that one litre equalled the volume of one kilogramme of pure water at 4°C (39°F). A litre is equivalent to 0.22 imperial gallons or 0.264 US gallons.

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## litre

litre Symbol l. A unit of volume in the metric system regarded as a special name for the cubic decimetre. It was formerly defined as the volume of 1 kilogram of pure water at 4°C at standard pressure, which is equivalent to 1.000 028 dm3.

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## litre

litre XIX. — F., suggested by †litron old measure of capacity, f. medL. lītra — Gr. litrā Sicilian monetary unit (of same alien orig. as L. lībra pound).

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## litre

litre (lee-ter) n. a unit of volume equal to the volume occupied by 1 kilogram of pure water at 4°C and 760 mmHg pressure.

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## litre

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