Definition of Litre

1. Noun. 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).

Exact synonyms: Cubic Decimeter, Cubic Decimetre, L, Liter
Generic synonyms: Metric Capacity Unit
Terms within: Deciliter, Decilitre, Dl
Group relationships: Dal, Decaliter, Decalitre, Dekaliter, Dekalitre, Dkl



Definition of Litre

1. n. Same as Liter.

Definition of Litre

1. Noun. (U.K.) The metric unit of fluid measure, equal to one cubic decimetre. Symbols: l, L, ? ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Litre

1. liter [n -S] - See also: liter

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Litre

litogens
litoptern
litopterns
litoral
litorin
litote
litotes
litotic
litotical
litotically
litra
litracen
litrameter
litrameters
litras
litre (current term)
litrebike
litrebikes
litres
lits
lits de justice
litten
litter
litter-basket
litter-bearer
litter basket
litter box
litter boxes
litter frog
litter lout

Literary usage of Litre

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1867)
"Extract from per 100 litres Cartilage fluoresced a little less than one 128th of a grain of quinine to a litre =0'8 Nerves ..."

2. The Lancet (1898)
"It had been argued that a large number of French wine* contained a* much a* from 4 to 6 gramme* of potassium sulphate per litre, and this assertion had had ..."

3. Journal by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1875)
"At the outlet of Saint Brice, the quantity of oxygen held in solution in a litre of the Vesle water does not reach one cubic centimetre ; in several places ..."

4. Alternative Farming Systems by K. Schnieder (1994)
"It gave mortality equivalent to a standard 20 ml litre-1, 10 700 litre ha-1 spray (214 litre oil ha-1) applied by the HV OB sprayer but with 72% less spray ..."

5. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1855)
"The unit of liquid and dry measure is called litre, from a Greek word for a ... The litre is a vessel containing the cube of the tenth part of the metre. ..."

6. Methods of Practical Hygiene by Karl Bernhard Lehmann (1893)
"SO2 per litre. To the last-mentioned beer calcium bisulphite had ... for which one-third of sulphured hops had been used, contained per litre from 1'8 to ..."

7. An Elementary Treatise on Heat by Balfour Stewart (1866)
"Regnault has furnished us with the following determination of the weight of a litre of the most important gases. Weight of one litre ..."

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