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A metric unit of capacity, formerly defined as the volume of one kilogram of pure water under standard conditions; now equal to 1,000 cubic centimeters (or approximately 1.75 pints).  Synonyms: cubic decimeter, cubic decimetre, l, liter.

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... exceedingly beautiful impressions for the stereoscope, adding a great charm to the pleasing effect of that instrument. It also possesses a pretty and curious effect on views. It is easy of trial, and may be used by dissolving one gramme of chloride of gold in half a litre of ordinary water, and thirty grammes of hyposulphite of soda in another half litre of similar water; then pour the solution of chloride of gold into that of soda, by little and little, agitating it exactly as in M. Fizeau's preparation, ...
— American Handbook of the Daguerrotype • Samuel D. Humphrey

Words linked to "Litre" :   metric capacity unit, dekaliter, deciliter, decaliter, dl, dkl, dal

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