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IMPERIAL CAPACITY UNIT

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IMPERIAL CAPACITY UNIT (noun)
  The noun IMPERIAL CAPACITY UNIT has 1 sense:

1. a unit of measure for capacity officially adopted in the British Imperial System; British units are both dry and wet

  Familiarity information: IMPERIAL CAPACITY UNIT used as a noun is very rare.


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IMPERIAL CAPACITY UNIT (noun)


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Meaning:

A unit of measure for capacity officially adopted in the British Imperial System; British units are both dry and wet

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

British capacity unit; Imperial capacity unit

Hypernyms ("Imperial capacity unit" is a kind of...):

liquid measure; liquid unit (a unit of capacity for liquids (for measuring the volumes of liquids or their containers))

dry measure; dry unit (a unit of capacity for dry commodities (as fruit or grain))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "Imperial capacity unit"):

barrel; bbl (any of various units of capacity)

hogshead (a British unit of capacity for alcoholic beverages)

quarter (a quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds))

kilderkin (an obsolete British unit of capacity equal to 18 Imperial gallons)

firkin (a British unit of capacity equal to 9 imperial gallons)

bushel (a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 pecks)

peck (a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 2 gallons)

congius; gallon; Imperial gallon (a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 quarts or 4.545 liters)

quart (a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 2 pints or 1.136 liters)

pint (a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 gills or 568.26 cubic centimeters)

gill (a British imperial capacity unit (liquid or dry) equal to 5 fluid ounces or 142.066 cubic centimeters)

fluid ounce; fluidounce (a British imperial unit of capacity or volume (liquid or dry) equal to 8 fluid drams or 28.416 cubic centimeters (1.734 cubic inches))

drachm; fluid drachm; fluid dram; fluidram (a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 60 minims or 3.5516 cubic centimeters)

minim (a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 1/60th fluid dram or 0.059194 cubic centimeters)

chaldron (a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 36 bushels)


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