centiliter

[ sen-tl-ee-ter ]
/ ˈsɛn tlˌi tər /

noun

one 100th of a liter, equivalent to 0.6102 cubic inch, or 0.338 U.S. fluid ounce. Abbreviation: cl

Nearby words

  1. centiare,
  2. centibar,
  3. centigrade,
  4. centigram,
  5. centile,
  6. centilitre,
  7. centillion,
  8. centime,
  9. centimeter,
  10. centimeter-gram-second

Also especially British, cen·ti·li·tre.

Origin of centiliter

From the French word centilitre, dating back to 1795–1805. See centi-, liter

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Word Origin and History for centiliter

centiliter

n.

also centilitre, 1801, from French centilitre; see centi- + liter.

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Medicine definitions for centiliter

centiliter

[ sĕntə-lē′tər ]

n.

A unit of volume equal to one hundredth (10-2) of a liter or ten milliliters.

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Science definitions for centiliter

centiliter

[ sĕntə-lē′tər ]

A unit of volume in the metric system equal to 0.01 liter. See Table at measurement.
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