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li·tre

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

litre

(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:
Noun1.litre - a metric unit of capacity, formerly defined as the volume of one kilogram of pure water under standard conditionslitre - 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 terms
deciliter, decilitre, dl - a metric unit of volume equal to one tenth of a liter
dal, 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] Nlitro m

litre

[ˈliːtər] liter (US) nlitre m

litre

, (US) liter
nLiter m or nt

litre

[ˈliːtəʳ] nlitro

litre

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

litre

لِتْرٌ litr liter Liter λίτρο litro litra litre litra litro リットル 리터 liter liter litr litro литр liter หน่วยวัดปริมาณ ๑ ลิตร litre lít
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Despite widespread scientific and community objections the final basin plan maintains a 2,750 gigalitre goal, but in a last minute compromise Federal Water Minister Tony Burke established a parallel process to acquire an extra 450 gigalitres by 2024.
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New South Wales and Victoria are advocating a reduction in water for the environment outlined in the Northern Basin Review and are willing to abandon the Basin Plan unless 70 gigalitres (GL) of water earmarked for the environment is reduced.
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