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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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A litre of gunpowder weighs about two pounds; during combustion it produces 400 litres of gas.
In this way the shot will have more than 700 feet of bore to traverse under a force of 6,000,000,000 litres of gas before taking its flight toward the moon."
"Now, I add this small quantity of blood to a litre of water.
Third, that the charge should contain 400,000 pounds of gun-cotton, which, giving out six billions of litres of gas in rear of the projectile, would easily carry it toward the orb of night.
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Price of high speed diesel (HSD) has been recommended to be cut by Rs7.67 per litre or (5.8%) to Rs124.80 per litre.
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The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) had recommended an increase of Rs8.53 per litre or 7.8 per cent.
The Ogra has proposed the government to charge PL on MS @ Rs 10 per litre and Rs 8 on HSD.
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