liter

noun li·ter \ ˈlē-tər \
variants: or

Definition of liter

:a metric unit of capacity equal to one cubic decimeter — see Metric System Table

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Origin and Etymology of liter

French litre, from Medieval Latin litra, a measure, from Greek, a weight

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LITER Defined for English Language Learners

liter

noun

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

liter

noun li·ter \ ˈlē-tər \

Definition of liter for Students

:a metric unit of liquid capacity equal to 1.057 quarts

Medical Dictionary

liter

noun li·ter
variants: or chiefly British litre play \ˈlēt-ər\

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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