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" The liter is defined as the volume occupied, under standard conditions, by a quantity of pure water having a mass of 1 kilogram. This volume is very nearly equal to 1 000 cubic centimeters or 1 cubic decimeter; the actual metric equivalent ií. "
Circular of the Bureau of Standards - Page 4
1956
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NBS Special Publication, Issue 77

1927 - 444 pages
...[Liter and other units of capacity] The liter is a unit of capacity equivalent to the volume occupied by a quantity of pure water having a mass of 1 kilogram at the temperature of its maximum density and under standard atmospheric pressure (760 mm). The milliliter...
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Specifications, Tolerances and Regulations for Commercial Weights and ...

1955 - 250 pages
...dekaliters = 1 hectoliter (hi) = 100 liters 10 hectoliters = 1 kiloliter (kl) = 1 000 liters ' The liter is defined as the volume occupied, under standard...cubic decimeter; the actual metric equivalent is, 1 liter - 1 000.028 cubic centimeters. (The change in this equivalent from the previously published value...
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Specifications, Tolerances, and Other Technical Requirements for Weighing ...

National Institute of Standards and Technology - 1995 - 250 pages
...and Measures redefined the liter as being one cubic decimeter. By its previous definition as being the volume occupied, under standard conditions, by...quantity of pure water having a mass of 1 kilogram, the liter was larger than the cubic decimeter by 28 parts per 1 000 000; except for determinations...
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