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liquid measure

noun
1.
the system of units of capacity ordinarily used in measuring liquid commodities, as milk or oil. English system: 4 gills = 1 pint; 2 pints = 1 quart; 4 quarts = 1 gallon. Metric system: 1000 milliliters = 1 liter; 1000 liters = 1 kiloliter (= 1 cubic meter).
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55
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Examples for liquid measure
  • In the case of liquid medications, you need to know the strength of the medication in each liquid measure.
  • Students experiment with units of liquid measure used in the customary system of measurement.
British Dictionary definitions for liquid measure

liquid measure

noun
1.
a unit or system of units for measuring volumes of liquids or their containers
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liquid measure in Science
liquid measure  
A system of units for measuring liquid volume or capacity. Compare dry measure.
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