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LITER (liter)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does liter mean? 

LITER (noun)
  The noun LITER has 1 sense:

1. a metric unit of capacity equal to the volume of 1 kilogram of pure water at 4 degrees centigrade and 760 mm of mercury (or approximately 1.76 pints)

  Familiarity information: LITER used as a noun is very rare.


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LITER (noun)


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Meaning:

A metric unit of capacity equal to the volume of 1 kilogram of pure water at 4 degrees centigrade and 760 mm of mercury (or approximately 1.76 pints)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

cubic decimeter; cubic decimetre; l; liter; litre

Hypernyms ("liter" is a kind of...):

metric capacity unit (a capacity unit defined in metric terms)

Meronyms (parts of "liter"):

deciliter; decilitre; dl (a metric unit of volume equal to one tenth of a liter)

Holonyms ("liter" is a part of...):

dal; decaliter; decalitre; dekaliter; dekalitre; dkl (a metric unit of volume or capacity equal to 10 liters)


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