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or dek·a·li·ter  (dĕk′ə-lē′tər)
n. Abbr. dal or dkl
A metric unit of volume equal to 10 liters.


or dec•a•li•ter

(ˈdɛk əˌli tər)

a unit of capacity equal to 10 liters (9.08 quarts U.S. dry measure or 2.64 gallons U.S. liquid measure). Abbr.: dal
[1800–10; < French]
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Noun1.decaliter - a metric unit of volume or capacity equal to 10 liters
metric capacity unit - a capacity unit defined in metric terms
cubic decimeter, cubic decimetre, l, liter, 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)
hectoliter, hectolitre, hl - a metric unit of volume or capacity equal to 100 liters
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2] (Pb + 32), where Pb is bone lead concentration in micrograms per decaliter, and then transformed back to original units for presentation.
According to information provided by Gheorghe Kozub, general director of the Department of Viticulture of the Moldovan Ministry of Agriculture, in 1995 Moldova exported six million decaliters (one decaliter = 10 liters) of wine to Russia, 400,000 to the Ukraine, 50,000 to Belarus, 30,000 to Kazakhstan, and 25,000 to Lithuania.
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