How many milliliters in a liter

Conversion from milliliters to liters

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The term volume or spatial dimension describes the volume or the extent of a three-dimensional body. Historical units of volume often refer to the measure of capacity used to measure certain liquids or pourable materials such as flour and grain. So there was, for example, the unit of measurement called "Metze". It was originally a vessel for measuring and storing salt. The term "pint", which is used as a measure for liquids in the Anglo-Saxon region, is derived from the word pint for pub. This then became the name for a (beer) glass that could hold a certain amount of liquid. Barrel is the English word for barrel. At the same time, the term serves as a unit of measurement for beer, wine and petroleum. While these units are standardized today in relation to the International System of Units SI, there used to be volume differences between the barrels, depending on the respective content. A measure of space for wood was the fathom, a pile that had certain edge lengths - measured in feet.

The volume units used internationally in science are derived from the metric base units of the SI system. The basis is the precisely defined length dimension meter (m). The meter is described as the distance that light travels in a specific unit of time. The spatial dimension of a cuboid in cubic meters is obtained by multiplying the length, width and height of a body. A cube with an edge length of one meter therefore has the volume of one cubic meter.

The capacity liter (l) is generally used for liquids. Originally that was the amount of water that weighs one kilogram. Considered alone, this definition would be imprecise, because water has a different expansion at different pressure conditions and temperatures. One liter is now equated with one cubic decimeter (1 dm³), which corresponds to 1000 cubic centimeters (1000 cm³) or a cube with an edge length of 10 centimeters (10 cm = 1 dm).