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Encyclopedia > Cubic metre

The cubic meter (symbol ) is the SI derived unit of volume. It is the volume of a cube with edges one metre in length. SI derived units are part of the SI system of measurement units and are derived from the seven SI base units. ... Volume, also called capacity, is a quantification of how much space an object occupies. ... Three dimensions A cube (or hexahedron) is a Platonic solid composed of six square faces, with three meeting at each vertex. ... The metre (Commonwealth English) or meter (American English) (symbol: m) is the SI base unit of length. ... In general English usage, length (symbols: l, L) is but one particular instance of distance – an objects length is how long the object is – but in the physical sciences and engineering, the word length is in some contexts used synonymously with distance. Height is vertical distance; width (or breadth...

Main article: Unit conversion

1 cubic metre is equivalent to: This article lists conversion factors between a number of units of measurement. ...

  • 1,000 litres * ~35.3 cubic feet (approximately). 1 cubic foot is 0.028 316 846 592 m³ (exactly)
  • ~1.31 cubic yards (approximately). 1 cubic yard is 0.764 554 857 984 m³ (exactly)
  • ~6.29 oil barrels (approximately). 1 barrel is 0.158 987 294 928 m³ (exactly)

A cubic metre of pure water at a temperature of 3.98 °C (degrees Celsius) and standard atmospheric pressure has a mass of 999.972 kg (nearly one tonne). The litre (spelled litre in Commonwealth English and liter in American English) is a unit of capacity. ... The cubic foot (symbols ft³, cu. ... The cubic yard (symbols yd³, cu. ... The barrel is the name of several units of measurement. ... Water (from the Old English word wæter; c. ... It has been suggested that Centigrade be merged into this article or section. ... diurnal (daily) rhythm of air pressure in northern Germany (black curve is air pressure) Atmospheric pressure is the pressure above any area in the Earths atmosphere caused by the weight of air. ... Mass is a property of a physical object that quantifies the amount of matter it contains. ... The international prototype, made of platinum-iridium, which is kept at the BIPM under conditions specified by the 1st CGPM in 1889. ... A tonne (symbol t), sometimes referred to as a metric tonne, is a measurement of weight. ...


It is sometimes abbreviated m3 or m^3 when superscript characters are not available/accessible (i.e. in some typewritten documents and postings in Usenet newsgroups). Usenet is a distributed Internet discussion system that evolved from a general purpose UUCP network of the same name. ...


Multiples and submultiples

Main article: SI prefix
  • A cubic decimetre (symbol dm³) is the volume of a cube of side length 1 decimetre (0.1 metre).
    • 1 cubic decimetre is now equal to 1 litre. See 1 E-3 m³ for a comparison with other volumes.
      • From 1901 to 1964 of the litre was defined as the volume of 1 kilogram of pure water at 4 degrees Celsius and 760 millimetres of mercury pressure. During this time, a litre was about 1.000028 dm³. In 1964 the original definition was reverted to.
  • A cubic centimetre (cm³) is equal to the volume of a cube with side length of 1 centimetre. It was the base unit of volume of the CGS system of units, and is a legitimate SI unit.
    • The colloquial abbreviations cc and ccm are not SI but are common in some contexts. For example 'cc' is commonly used for denoting displacement of car and motorbike engines "the Mini Cooper had a 1275 cc engine". In medicine 'cc' is also common, for example "100 cc of blood loss".
  • A cubic millimetre (mm³) is the volume equal to that of a cube with edges of 1 millimetre.
  • A cubic kilometre (km³) is the volume equal to that of a cube of side length 1 kilometre.

An SI prefix is a prefix that can be applied to an SI unit to form a decimal multiple or submultiple. ... The litre (spelled litre in Commonwealth English and liter in American English) is a unit of capacity. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude this page lists volumes between at 10-3 m3 and 10-2 m³ (1 litre and 10 litres). ... Water (from the Old English word wæter; c. ... It has been suggested that Centigrade be merged into this article or section. ... The torr (symbol: Torr) or millimetre of mercury (mmHg) is a non-SI unit of pressure. ... Three dimensions A cube (or hexahedron) is a Platonic solid composed of six square faces, with three meeting at each vertex. ... CGS is an acronym for centimetre-gram-second. ... Engine displacement is defined as the total volume of air/fuel mixture an engine can draw in during one complete engine cycle; it is normally stated in cubic inches, cubic centimeters, or litres. ... A small variety of cars, the most popular kind of automobile. ... Imme R 100,Germany, 1948/1949 A 125 cc motorcycle, the Italian-manufactured Cagiva Planet. ... It has been suggested that Car engine be merged into this article or section. ... The Mini (from Latin small) is the name of a small car produced by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and its successors from 1959 to 2000, and the name of its replacement (known as the New MINI) launched in 2001. ...

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A cubic dekametre (dam³) is 1 000 cubic metres, and is equal to the volume of a cube of side length 1 dekametre (10 metres).
1 000 cubic dekametres is 1 cubic hectometre (hm³) and 1 000 cubic hectometres is 1 cubic kilometre (km³).
It is a verbal shorthand for "cubic centimetre".
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