# Definitions for literˈli tərliter

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1. liter, litre, l, cubic decimeter, cubic decimetrenoun

a metric unit of capacity, formerly defined as the volume of one kilogram of pure water under standard conditions; now equal to 1,000 cubic centimeters (or approximately 1.75 pints)

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1. liternoun

One cubic decimeter.

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1. Liter

The litre (international spelling) or liter (American English spelling) (SI symbols L and l, other symbol used: ℓ) is a metric unit of volume. It is equal to 1 cubic decimetre (dm3), 1000 cubic centimetres (cm3) or 0.001 cubic metre (m3). A cubic decimetre (or litre) occupies a volume of 10 cm × 10 cm × 10 cm (see figure) and is thus equal to one-thousandth of a cubic metre. The original French metric system used the litre as a base unit. The word litre is derived from an older French unit, the litron, whose name came from Byzantine Greek—where it was a unit of weight, not volume—via Late Medieval Latin, and which equalled approximately 0.831 litres. The litre was also used in several subsequent versions of the metric system and is accepted for use with the SI, although not an SI unit—the SI unit of volume is the cubic metre (m3). The spelling used by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures is "litre", a spelling which is shared by most English-speaking countries. The spelling "liter" is predominantly used in American English.One litre of liquid water has a mass of almost exactly one kilogram, because the kilogram was originally defined in 1795 as the mass of one cubic decimetre of water at the temperature of melting ice (0 °C). Subsequent redefinitions of the metre and kilogram mean that this relationship is no longer exact.

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1. liter

A liter is a metric unit of volume equal to 1,000 cubic centimeters. It is often used to measure liquids and is equivalent to approximately 1.06 U.S. liquid quarts.

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1. Liternoun

alt. of Litre

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1. Liter

The litre is a non-SI metric system unit of volume equal to 1 cubic decimetre, 1,000 cubic centimetres or 1/1,000 cubic metre. In order to reduce possible confusion between the capital letter 'I', the digit '1' and the lower case letter 'l', the SI standard allows the use of either an uppercase 'L' or lower case 'l' as the unit symbol. The cursive ℓ is sometimes seen in print, but such usage is in conflict with international recommendations. The original French metric system used the litre as a base unit. The word litre is derived from an older French unit, the litron, whose name came from Greek via Latin, and which equalled approximately 0.831 litres. The litre was also used in several subsequent versions of the metric system and is accepted for use with the SI, although not an official SI unit — the SI unit of volume is the cubic metre. The spelling of the word used by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures is "litre" and this is also the usual one in most English-speaking countries, but in American English the official spelling is "liter". One litre of liquid water has a mass of almost exactly one kilogram, due to the gram being defined in 1795 as one cubic centimetre of water at the temperature of melting ice.

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1. Liter

Liter vs. Litre -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Liter and Litre.

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1. LITER

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Liter is ranked #70645 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

The Liter surname appeared 277 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Liter.

94.9% or 263 total occurrences were White.
2.5% or 7 total occurrences were Asian.

1. litre

2. relit

3. tiler

### Numerology

1. Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of liter in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

2. Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of liter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

### Examples of liter in a Sentence

1. The vertical farming industry have done a remarkable job of reducing labor, water, and costs such as land costs. They are achieving a huge amount of productivity per square acre, per hour of worker and per liter of water use.

2. We have been informed that also in Europe, vehicles with 1.6 and 2.0 liter diesel engines are affected by the manipulations that are being talked about, dEFEAT DEVICES.

3. In the case of 3-liter boxes.

4. We did what we call a cut-down : We opened up a big artery in the shoulder area and surgically tied in a graft-conduit, that allowed me to put in the 5-liter pump into the shoulder area through a graft, and pull the other one out from the groin. That ultimately I think is like playing chess — you got ta plan for the next move.

5. We are open and we are somehow functioning. But we are running at a no-loss, no-gain situation. This is our only business. We have no other option. We have to run it, earlier the water would come every day at home. Now, we get it every three to four days. We store the water in a small tank or 20-liter plastic pots at home.

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## Translations for liter

• litro
• litro
• リットル
• liter

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