liquid measure

noun
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:
1850–55

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liquid measure
 
n
a unit or system of units for measuring volumes of liquids or their containers

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liquid measure  
A system of units for measuring liquid volume or capacity. Compare dry measure.
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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.
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