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Definition of "liter" []

  • A metric unit of volume equal to approximately 1.056 liquid quarts, 0.908 dry quart, or 0.264 gallon. See Table at measurement. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "liter" in a sentence
  • "A half liter is about all two people can support these days, especially in restaurants (many have to drive), so that would stop leaving a fourth to a third of the bottle undrunk on the table."
  • "The price per liter is set by the government and changes on a monthly basis (always upward, from my experience)."
  • "The test showed a blood mercury level of 72 micrograms per liter, which is nearly 14 times higher than the New York State reporting level."