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Noun: liter  lee-tur
Usage: US (elsewhere: litre)
  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 centimeters (or approximately 1.75 pints)
    - litre [Brit, Cdn], l, cubic decimeter [US], cubic decimetre [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: liters

Type of: metric capacity unit

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

Encyclopedia: Liter