Definition of liter
: a metric unit of capacity equal to one cubic decimeter — see metric system table
Recent Examples of liter from the Web
For day trips, a backpack in the 16 to 24 liter-range will cut it, says Trimble.
Officers collected a two-liter bottle with a tube coming out of the top, antifreeze, drain cleaner, a hair dryer, a box of nasal decongestant and lithium batteries, among other narcotics and paraphernalia, according to court records.
Ten 24-packs of cans, 10 two-liter bottles, 10 six-packs of smaller bottles.
In Washington State, the price per liter, after, tax, from June 2013 to April 2014 was $24.39, 11 percent higher than before privatization, according to the Seattle Times.
Ethiopia’s annual fuel consumption was about 3.5 billion liters (925 million gallons) last year, according to the feasibility study.
Meiser similarly recommends at least two liters (or 67 ounces).
Mitchell says patients might initially need four to seven liters of IV fluids to compensate.
Between Saturday morning and early Sunday morning, the trio consumed 3 liters of vodka.
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Origin and Etymology of liter
French litre, from Medieval Latin litra, a measure, from Greek, a weight
First Known Use: 1797See Words from the same year
LITER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of liter for English Language Learners
: a metric unit for measuring the volume of a liquid or gas that is equal to 1.057 quarts
LITER Defined for Kids
Definition of liter for Students
: a metric unit of liquid capacity equal to 1.057 quarts
Medical Definition of liter
: a metric unit of capacity equal to the volume of one kilogram of water at 4°C (39°F) and at standard atmospheric pressure of 760 millimeters of mercury
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