liquid measure


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liquid measure

n.
1. The measurement of liquid capacity.
2. A unit or system of units of liquid capacity.

liquid measure

n
(Units) a unit or system of units for measuring volumes of liquids or their containers

liq′uid meas′ure


n.
the system of volumetric units ordinarily used in measuring liquid commodities, as milk or oil.
[1850–55]
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Noun1.liquid measure - a unit of capacity for liquids (for measuring the volumes of liquids or their containers)liquid measure - a unit of capacity for liquids (for measuring the volumes of liquids or their containers)
United States liquid unit - a liquid unit officially adopted in the United States Customary System
British capacity unit, Imperial capacity unit - a unit of measure for capacity officially adopted in the British Imperial System; British units are both dry and wet
arroba - a liquid measure (with different values) used in some Spanish speaking countries
bath - an ancient Hebrew liquid measure equal to about 10 gallons
mutchkin - a Scottish unit of liquid measure equal to 0.9 United States pint
oka - a Turkish liquid unit equal to 1.3 pints
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