fluid ounce

noun

Definition of fluid ounce

1 : a U.S. unit of liquid capacity equal to ¹/₁₆ pint — see Weights and Measures Table
2 : a British unit of liquid capacity equal to ¹/₂₀ pint — see Weights and Measures Table

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Seattle’s tax of 1.75 cents per fluid ounce, which took effect in January 2018, is charged to distributors of sugar-sweetened beverages. Daniel Beekman, The Seattle Times, "Nearly all of Seattle’s soda tax is being passed on to consumers, new report shows," 8 Jan. 2019 Across all beverages and Seattle stores surveyed, an average of 1.70 cents per fluid ounce — or 97 percent of the tax of 1.75 cents per ounce — was passed on to consumers, according to the study. Daniel Beekman, The Seattle Times, "Nearly all of Seattle’s soda tax is being passed on to consumers, new report shows," 8 Jan. 2019 According to Consumer Reports, Death Wish coffee contains 59 milligrams per fluid ounce. Fiza Pirani, ajc, "What is Death Wish Coffee? ‘World’s strongest coffee’ soaring into space," 11 June 2018 Most importantly, always remember to drink the same fluid ounces of water for each serving of alcohol. Kimberly Mugler, Philly.com, "Dos and donts of drinking alcohol on paleo, keto diets," 26 May 2018 There are approximately seven fluid ounces in a double vodka tonic — give or take, depending on how generous Frontier Airlines is with the pour. Avi Selk, Washington Post, "‘He’s peeing!’: A man’s grabby hands were just the start of this plane nightmare, FBI says," 21 May 2018 There are approximately seven fluid ounces in a double vodka tonic - give or take, depending on how generous Frontier Airlines is with the pour. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "A man's grabby hands were just the start of a Frontier plane nightmare, FBI says," 21 May 2018 Dolce & Gabbana’s limited-edition Light Blue Italian Zest fragrance offers a citrusy take on the Italian brand’s famous scent. $100 for 3.3 fluid ounces. Melissa Magsaysay, latimes.com, "Mother's Day gift guide: Show mom how much you care by giving her one of these gifts," 3 May 2018 Replace 1 egg white (1 fluid ounce) in your favorite cocktail recipe with 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) aquafaba. Lisa Futterman, chicagotribune.com, "You love the magic of aquafaba, but did you know it makes luxuriously creamy cocktails?," 11 Apr. 2018

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1811, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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fluid ounce

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fluid ounce

US : a unit of liquid measurement equal to ¹/₁₆ of a U.S. pint or about 29.6 milliliters
British : a unit of liquid measurement equal to ¹/₂₀ of a British pint or about 28.4 milliliters

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Kids Definition of fluid ounce

: a unit of liquid capacity equal to 1/16 of a pint (about 29.6 milliliters)

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Medical Definition of fluid ounce

1 : a United States unit of liquid capacity equal to ¹/₁₆ pint
2 : a British unit of liquid capacity equal to ¹/₂₀ pint

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