litre litre

Definition(s):

  • (n) 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)

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Usage(s):

  1. The litre, or world quart, is a volume equal to that of a cube whose dimensions are each one-tenth of a metre.
  2. A minute before the third and last heat of the 12-litre race, for the Vincent Bendix Trophy, Count Rossi de Montelera.
  3. This tea is prepared by putting one teaspoon of seeds in half a litre of cold water and allowing it to simmer for fifteen minutes over a low flame.

News

  1. Maserati confirms Compacted Graphite Iron Diesel Engine

        Maserati produces first diesel engine, co-developed with Ferrari   3.0 litre V6 diesel with SinterCast-CGI Cylinder block and bedplate   Fifth vehicle application for versatile VM Motori diesel engine ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Thomson Reuters ONE via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Mazda6 Wins 'Best Petrol Tow Car' at Tow Car Awards 2013

    The all-new Mazda6 claimed its sixth award this year after it was named as the 'Best Petrol Tow Car' at the Tow Car Awards 2013, held at Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire last night (13 June). The Mazda6 2.0-litre 165ps Sport Saloon petrol model won the title after rigorous testing against rivals from Ford, Peugeot and Vauxhall and was praised for its proven capability as a tow car in terms of its ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Auto Channel

Quotes

  1. "In 2006 with reports indicating petrol prices could rise to over $2 per litre, I called on the Government of the day to review the tax system on petrol so rather than looking at how much money could be raised from petrol, how it could stimulate the...
    on May 22, 2008 By: Tony Windsor Source: Stock and Land

  2. "If you know the price of petrol is going to be lifted by 10 cents tomorrow, you've got 15 hours notice under the FuelWatch scheme to buy today, that'll save you 10 cents per litre," said Mr Samuel.
    on Apr 19, 2008 By: Graeme Samuel Source: The Age

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