Definition of “litre” - English Dictionary

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“litre” in British English

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litrenoun [ C ]

UK US usually liter uk /ˈliː.tər/ us /ˈliː.t̬ɚ/ written abbreviation l

A2 a unit for measuring the volume of a liquid or a gas, equal to 1,000 cubic centimetres:

The tax increase will add 4p to a litre of petrol.

More examples

  • My new car does 30 km to the litre uses one gallon of fuel.
  • One litre is equal to 1.76 imperial pints.
  • We'll need a litre of gloss paint to cover the woodwork.
  • Add a scant half litre of milk to the mixture and stir well.
  • They cut 2p per litre off the price of unleaded.

(Definition of “litre” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“litre” in American English

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litrenoun [ C ]

us /ˈli·t̬ər/

a liter

(Definition of “litre” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“litre” in Business English

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litrenoun [ C ]

UK US liter uk /ˈliːtər/ us

MEASURES a unit for measuring liquids or gases in the metric system, equal to 1000 cubic centimetres, or about 1.75 pints:

The tax increase will add 4p to a litre of petrol.

(Definition of “litre” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)