Liter definitions

lē'tər
The basic unit of liquid volume or capacity in the metric system, equal to 1.06 quart or 2.12 pints.
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A metric unit of volume equal to approximately 1.056 liquid quarts, 0.908 dry quart, or 0.264 gallon.
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The basic unit of dry volume or capacity in the metric system, equal to 0.90 quart or 1.82 pint.
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The basic unit of volume or capacity in the metric system, equal to 33.76 fluid ounces or 1.0567 liquid quarts (0.9081 dry quarts or 61.0237 cubic inches); the volume of one cubic decimeter or one kilogram of water at its maximum density at 4°C.
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The definition of a liter is a unit for measuring volume in the metric system.

An example of a liter is a bottle containing 33.76 ounces or 1.0567 quarters of soda.

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US spelling of litre: One cubic decimeter.
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Origin of liter

French litre from obsolete litron measure of capacity from Medieval Latin lītra from Greek unit of weight