
Definition of Cubic decimeter
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).
Generic synonyms: Metric Capacity Unit
Terms within: Deciliter, Decilitre, Dl
Group relationships: Dal, Decaliter, Decalitre, Dekaliter, Dekalitre, Dkl
Lexicographical Neighbors of Cubic Decimeter
Literary usage of Cubic decimeter
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"Although the liter was originally defined as having the volume of one cubic
decimeter, yet the International Bureau, in 1880, deemed it best to adopt as a ..."
2. Bolivia [a Handbook] by International Bureau of the American Republics (1892)
"With border of metal, per cubic decimeter, package included . ... 169 Globes and
screens, for lamps, per cubic decimeter of package . o43 Graduates, ..."
3. A Practical Arithmetic by George Albert Wentworth (1902)
"The cubic decimeter contains 1000 cubic centimeters. The cubic centimeter contains
1000 cubic ... 1000 cubic centimeters = 1 cubic decimeter (cdm). ..."
4. A Practical Arithmetic by George Albert Wentworth (1885)
"Also, each one of these parts can be divided into 10 equal parts, each of which
will be a cubic decimeter, and will be .1 of .01, or .001 of the cubic meter ..."
5. The World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture edited by Michael Vincent O'Shea, Ellsworth D. Foster, George Herbert Locke (1917)
"The unit of capacity is the liter, which contains the quantity of one cubic
decimeter of distilled water at its greatest density, that is at the temperature ..."
6. Handbook of Mathematics for Engineers and Engineering Students by Joseph Claudel (1906)
"It is seen that the cubic decimeter is simply the 0.001 or of the cubic meter;
the cubic centimeter the 0.001 of the cubic decimeter, etc. ..."