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Princeton's WordNet

  1. milliliter, millilitre, mil, ml, cubic centimeter, cubic centimetre, cc(noun)

    a metric unit of volume equal to one thousandth of a liter

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  1. cubic centimetre(Noun)

    A unit of volume equal to that of a cube having sides each one centimetre in length, commonly used in fluid measure and for engine sizes. Symbols: cm and cc

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  1. Cubic centimetre

    A cubic centimetre is a commonly used unit of volume that extends the derived SI-unit cubic metre, and corresponds to the volume of a cube that measures 1 cm × 1 cm × 1 cm. One cubic centimetre corresponds to a volume of ¹⁄1,000,000 of a cubic metre, or ¹⁄1,000 of a litre, or one millilitre; thus, 1 cm³ ≡ 1 ml. The mass of one cubic centimetre of water at 3.98 °C is roughly equal to one gram. Note that SI supports only the use of symbols and deprecates the use of any abbreviations for units. Hence cm³ is preferred to cc or ccm. Many scientific fields have replaced cubic centimeters with milliliters. The medical and automotive fields in the United States still use the term cubic centimetre. Much of the automotive industry outside the U.S. has switched to litres. The United Kingdom uses millilitres in preference to cubic centimetres in the medical field, but not the automotive. Most other English-speaking countries follow the UK example. There is currently a movement within the medical field to discontinue the use of cc in prescriptions and on medical documents, as it can be mis-read as "00". This could cause a hundredfold overdose of medication, which could be dangerous or even lethal. In the United States, such confusion accounts for 12.6% of all errors associated with medical abbreviations.³³³


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cubic centimetre(abbreviation)

the volume of, or the volume equivalent to, a cube whose sides measure one centimetre, metre etc

This jug holds 500 cubic centimetres.

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