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litre

[lee-ter] /ˈli tər/
noun, Chiefly British
1.
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litre

/ˈliːtə/
noun
1.
one cubic decimetre
2.
(formerly) the volume occupied by 1 kilogram of pure water at 4°C and 760 millimetres of mercury. This is equivalent to 1.000 028 cubic decimetres or about 1.76 pints
Word Origin
C19: from French, from Medieval Latin litra, from Greek: a unit of weight
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