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one cubic decimetre
(formerly) the volume occupied by 1 kilogram of pure water at 4°C and 760 millimetres of mercury. This is equivalent to 1.000 028 cubic decimetres or about 1.76 pints
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Word Origin for litre
C19: from French, from Medieval Latin litra, from Greek: a unit of weight
Words nearby litre
litigious, litmus, litmus paper, litmus test, litotes, litre, Litt. B., Litt. D., litten, litter, litterae humaniores
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How to use litre in a sentence
Jaffery, to give himself an appetite for dinner, ordered half a litre of Munich beer.Jaffery|William J. Locke
The fifth part of a litre of wine is called a carafon, a word often used in the cheap restaurants.The South of France--East Half|Charles Bertram Black
Make the weight of the medium mass to the calculated figure for one litre (1060 grammes) by the addition of distilled water.
Adjust the weight of the medium mass to the calculated figure for one litre (1040 grammes).
A solution of pure crystallised nitrate of silver in distilled water is made up to a strength of 125 grams of the salt per litre.On Laboratory Arts|Richard Threlfall