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Noun: litre  lee-tu(r)
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: liter)
  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], l, cubic decimeter [US], cubic decimetre [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: litres

Type of: metric capacity unit

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

Encyclopedia: Litre