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Noun: l  el
  1. A metric unit of capacity, formerly defined as the volume of one kilogram of pure water under standard conditions; now equal to 1,000 cubic centimetres (or approximately 1.75 pints)
    - liter [US], litre [Brit, Cdn], cubic decimeter [US], cubic decimetre [Brit, Cdn]
     
  2. The 12th letter of the Roman alphabet
    - L, el
Adjective: l  el
  1. Being ten more than forty
    - fifty, 50
Noun: L  el
  1. A cgs unit of illumination equal to the brightness of a perfectly diffusing surface that emits or reflects one lumen per square centimetre
    - lambert
     
  2. The cardinal number that is the product of ten and five
    - fifty, 50

Derived forms: ls, Ls

See also: cardinal

Type of: alphabetic character, illumination unit, large integer, letter, letter of the alphabet, metric capacity unit

Part of: dal, decaliter [US], decalitre [Brit, Cdn], dekaliter [US], dekalitre [Cdn], dkl, Latin alphabet, Roman alphabet

Encyclopedia: L,L-diaminopimelate aminotransferase