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fluid ounce

a measure of capacity equal to 1/16 (0.0625) pint (29.6 milliliters) in the U.S., and equal to 1/20 (0.05) of an imperial pint (28.4 milliliters) in Great Britain. Symbol: f.
Abbreviation: fl. oz;
Origin of fluid ounce
1880-85 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for fluid-ounce

fluid ounce

a unit of capacity equal to the volume of one avoirdupois ounce of distilled water at 62°F: there are twenty fluid ounces in an Imperial pint and sixteen in a US pint
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fluid-ounce in Medicine

fluid ounce or fluidounce
Abbr. fl oz, fl. oz.
A unit of volume or capacity equal to 8 fluid drams or 29.57 milliliters.

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fluid-ounce in Science
fluid ounce  
A unit of liquid volume or capacity in the US Customary System equal to 1/16 of a pint (29.57 milliliters). See Table at measurement.
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