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Litre

{

Li′ter

,

Li′tre

}
(lē′tẽr; 277)
,
Noun.
[F.
litre
, Gr.
λίτρα
a silver coin.]
A measure of capacity in the metric system, being a cubic decimeter, equal to 61.022 cubic inches, or 2.113 American pints, or 1.76 English pints.

Li′tre

(lē′tẽr; 277)
,
Noun.
[F.]
Same as
Liter
.
[Chiefly Brit.]

Definition 2021


litre

litre

English

Alternative forms

Noun

litre (plural litres) (chiefly British, Canadian, Irish, South African, Australian / NZ spelling)

  1. The metric unit of fluid measure, equal to one cubic decimetre. Symbols: l, L,
    You should be able to fill four cups with one litre of water.
  2. (informal) A measure of volume equivalent to a litre.

Usage notes

  • The litre is not an SI unit but is accepted for use with SI units. The official SI symbols are the capital or lower-case roman L. The script symbol , while not officially sanctioned, was sometimes used in non-technical contexts to prevent the lower-case roman l from being confused with 1, the number one.

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Catalan

Etymology

From French litre.

Noun

litre m (plural litres)

  1. Litre.

French

Etymology

From Medieval Latin litra, from Ancient Greek λίτρα (lítra, a Sicilian coin, a measure of weight).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /litʁ/

Noun

litre m (plural litres)

  1. litre

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Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈl̠ʲitʲɾʲə/

Noun

litre f

  1. (archaic) Alternative form of litreach: genitive singular of litir
  2. (archaic) Alternative form of litreacha: nominative plural of litir

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Norman

Etymology

Borrowing from French litre.

Noun

litre m (plural litres)

  1. (Jersey) litre