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## li·tre

(lē′tər)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of liter.

(ˈliːtə) or

## liter

n
1. (Units) one cubic decimetre
2. (Units) (formerly) the volume occupied by 1 kilogram of pure water at 4°C and 760 millimetres of mercury. This is equivalent to 1.000028 cubic decimetres or about 1.76 pints
[C19: from French, from Medieval Latin litra, from Greek: a unit of weight]

## li•ter

(ˈli tər)

n.
a unit of liquid capacity equal to the volume of one kilogram of distilled water at 4°C and equivalent to 1.0567 U.S. liquid quarts. Abbr.: l
[1800–10; < French litre, back formation from litron an old measure of capacity, derivative of Medieval Latin litra < Greek lítra pound]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 litre - 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)metric capacity unit - a capacity unit defined in metric termsdeciliter, decilitre, dl - a metric unit of volume equal to one tenth of a literdal, decaliter, decalitre, dekaliter, dekalitre, dkl - a metric unit of volume or capacity equal to 10 liters
Translations
لِتْرلِتْرٌ
litr
liter
litro
litra
litra
liter
líter
リットル
리터
litras
litrs
liter
liter
liter
หน่วยวัดปริมาณ ๑ ลิตร
lít

## litre

liter (US) [ˈliːtəʳ] N

## litre

[ˈliːtər] liter (US) n

, (US) liter
nLiter m or nt

[ˈliːtəʳ] nlitro

## litre

(ˈliːtə(r)) (American) liter (ˈliːtə) noun
a measure of (usually liquid) capacity. a litre of wine.

## litre

litr liter litra litra リットル 리터 liter หน่วยวัดปริมาณ ๑ ลิตร lít
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Natural Resources Minister Dr Anthony Lynham today announced that registrations open tomorrow for a live auction of 1200 megalitres of unallocated water in the Babinda and Gordonvale area.
The cluster's peak demand exceeds supply of 13 000m3/day resulting in a deficit of 8 megalitres per day,' states the release.
identifying and using the correct operations when converting units including millimetres, centimetres, metres, kilometres, milligrams, grams, kilograms, tonnes, millilitres, litres, kilolitres and megalitres.
The most significant of these by volume is the Elan Valley bulk supply to Severn Trent Water, where Welsh Water exports more than 100,000 megalitres per year to Severn Trent, for it to supply its customers in Birmingham.
The Dwr Cymru Welsh Waterowned and managed reservoir complex in the Elan Vally holds a total of nearly 100,000 megalitres of water.
5 megalitres of groundwater and subsurface water, collected over an area 4.
The region's 450 megalitres per day demand is provided by the Sungai Selangor dam, which is fed by a reservoir.
Each individual pump had a capacity of 340 Megalitres per day.
Last year YorKshire's LEAKAGE was 267 megalitres/day against a target of 297 megalitres per day.
It has a design capacity to process 500 megalitres per day, and currently sources and treats between 200 and 400 megalitres from Riviersonderend and Firlands pump stations at the Steenbras Dam and distributes it to reservoirs in the area.
There are five Scottish canals, together making up 137 linear miles of waterway network, containing 7766 megalitres of water.

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