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Liter

Liter. A unit of capacity in the metric system (q.v.) equivalent to one cubic decimeter or the volume occupied by one kilogram (q.v.) or 1,000 millimeter (q.v.) of distilled water at normal atmospheric pressure (q.v.) and a temperature of 39.2¦F (4¦C). It is equivalent to 1.0567 U.S. quarts.