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The cubic metre (symbol ) is the SI derived unit of volume. It is the volume of a cube with edges one metre in length. Older equivalents were the stere and the kilolitre. The deprecation of the stere began in 1978, when the CIPM marked it (and several other metric units) as "undesirable" where not already in use, and strongly encouraged their discontinuation; in the United States, it was legally deprecated in 1982 (Federal Register, February 26, 1982, 47 FR 8399-8400) [1] (http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/register.html) [2] (http://www.sizes.com/units/stegravere.htm). 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, symbol: m, is the basic unit of distance (or of length, in the parlance of the physical sciences) in the International System of Units. ... 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... The cubic metre (symbol m³) is the SI derived unit of volume. ... 1978 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... The Comité international des poids et mesures or The International Committee for Weights and Measures (CIPM) consists of eighteen persons from Member States of the Metre Convention. ... 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


A cubic metre is equal to:

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

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 (or liter in US) is a metric unit of volume. ... The cubic foot (symbols ft³, cu. ... The cubic yard (symbols yd. ... See Barrel for other uses. ... Water (from the Old English word wæter) is a colorless, tasteless, and odorless substance that is essential to all known forms of life and is known also as the most universal solvent. ... The degree Celsius (°C) is a unit of temperature named after the Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius (1701–1744), who first proposed a similar system in 1742. ... 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 physical objects that, roughly speaking, measures the amount of matter they contain. ... KG, Kg or kg may indicate: A Kampfgeschwader, a bomber squadron of the former German Luftwaffe Basketball Player Kevin Garnett An abbreviation for kilogram (always kg) Knight of the Garter, a British decoration Kongo language (ISO 639 alpha-2) An abbreviation for konig or king Kwansei Gakuin University (Japan) [1... A tonne (also called metric ton) is a non-SI unit of mass, accepted for use with SI, defined as: 1 tonne = 103 kg (= 106 g). ...


It is abbreviated m3 when superscripts aren't available (i.e. when there is no "³" key).


cubic decimetre << cubic metre << cubic kilometre A cubic decimetre (symbol dm³) is an SI derived unit of volume. ... A cubic kilometre (symbol km³) is an SI derived unit of volume. ...


Multiples and supmultiples

  • A cubic decimetre (symbol dm³) is the volume of a cube of side length 1 decimetre (10 cm).
    • 1 cubic decimetre is equal to 1 litre. See 1 E-3 m³ for a comparison with other volumes.
    • The old definition was the volume of 1 kilogram of pure water at 4 degrees Celsius and 760 mm of mercury pressure, (or approximately 1.76 imperial pints or 1.057 U.S. liquid quarts).
    • 1 E-3 m³ for a comparison with other volumes.
  • 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 abbreviation cc, although not part of SI, is common in some contexts in English, particularly in American medicine (e.g. "300 cc of crystalloid is required to compensate for each 100 cc of blood loss"). It is also commonly used for denoting displacement of car and motorbike engines (e.g. "the Mini Cooper had a 1275 cc engine", "the 750 cc Superbike race"). Scientists and engineers often use older units that they are used to, in order to utilise their sense of expected magnitudes to catch errors in their calculations (although they may engender errors when communicating to others). Many astrophysicists tend to use the older CGS (centimetre, gram, second) units, while American aerospace engineers often work on vibration problems with forces in pounds and accelerations in inches per square second, as well as altitudes in feet or nautical miles.
    • the "cc" is sometimes also abbreviated as ccm in European countries.
  • A cubic millimetre (mm³) is a metric unit of volume, equal to that enclosed by a cube whose edges each measure one millimetre (mm). It is one thousand times smaller than a cubic centimeter, or one thousand million times smaller than a cubic metre.
  • A cubic kilometre (symbol km³) is the volume of a cube of side length 1 kilometre (1000 metres).
    • 1 E9 m³ for a comparison with other volumes.

A decimetre (American spelling: decimeter, symbol: dm) is a measurement of distance equal to ten centimetres or 1/10 metre. ... CM or cm may stand for: Cameroon (ISO country code) centimetre (cm) Championship Manager - an association football computer game circular mil - a USA unit for the cross-sectional area of electrical wires (always CM, in capitals) Computer Modern - the standard font set that ships with the TeX computer typesetting system... The litre (or liter in US) is a metric unit of volume. ... The international prototype, made of platinum-iridium, which is kept at the BIPM under conditions specified by the 1st CGPM in 1889. ... Water (from the Old English word wæter) is a colorless, tasteless, and odorless substance that is essential to all known forms of life and is known also as the most universal solvent. ... The degree Celsius (°C) is a unit of temperature named after the Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius (1701–1744), who first proposed a similar system in 1742. ... A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter, symbol mm) is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ... General Name, Symbol, Number Mercury, Hg, 80 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 12 (IIB), 6, d Density, Hardness liquid 13,579 kg/m3 solid @ −39 °C 15,600 kg/m3 1. ... The pint is a unit of volume. ... A quart is a unit of measurement for volume. ... Three dimensions A cube (or hexahedron) is a Platonic solid composed of six square faces, with three meeting at each vertex. ... Centi (symbol c) is a SI prefix in the SI system of units denoting a factor of 10-2, or 1/100. ... The metre, symbol: m, is the basic unit of distance (or of length, in the parlance of the physical sciences) in the International System of Units. ... CGS is an acronym for centimetre-gram-second. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Medicine is a branch of health science concerned with maintaining health and restoring it by treating disease. ... Crystal (disambiguation) Insulin crystals A crystal is a solid in which the constituent atoms, molecules, or ions are packed in a regularly ordered, repeating pattern extending in all three spatial dimensions. ... Red blood cells (erythrocytes) are present in the blood and help carry oxygen to the rest of the cells in the body Blood is a circulating tissue composed of fluid plasma and cells (red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets). ... 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. ... A motorcycle (or motorbike) is a two-wheeled vehicle powered by an engine. ... A colorized automobile engine An internal combustion engine is an engine that is powered by the expansion of hot combustion products of fuel directly acting within an engine. ... The Mini is the name of a rather petite car produced from 1959 to 2000, and the name of a newer one known as New MINI launched in 2001. ... Superbike racing is a category of motorcycle road racing based on heavily-modified production motorcycles, approximately akin to Touring car racing. ... This article is about a foot as a unit of length. ... A nautical mile is a unit of distance, or length, as physical scientists like to call it. ... World map showing location of Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is geologically and geographically a peninsula, forming the westernmost part of Eurasia. ... See: International System of Units, colloquially called the Metric System, and also metrication. ... Three dimensions A cube (or hexahedron) is a Platonic solid composed of six square faces, with three meeting at each vertex. ... A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter, symbol mm) is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ... A cubic centimetre (cm3) is an SI derived unit of volume, equal to the volume of a cube with side length of 1 centimetre. ... A kilometre (American spelling: kilometer, symbol: km) is a unit of length equal to 1000 metres (from the Greek words khilia = thousand and metro = count/measure). ... The metre, symbol: m, is the basic unit of distance (or of length, in the parlance of the physical sciences) in the International System of Units. ... To help compare different orders of magnitudes this page lists volumes between 1 and 10 cubic kilometres (109 to 1010 m³). See also volumes or capacities of other orders of magnitude. ... American English or U.S. English is the form of the English language used mostly in the United States of America. ... Three dimensions A cube (or hexahedron) is a Platonic solid composed of six square faces, with three meeting at each vertex. ... A megametre (American spelling: megameter) (symbol: Mm) is a unit of length equal to 106 metres (from the Greek words megas = big and metro = count/measure). ... The metre, symbol: m, is the basic unit of distance (or of length, in the parlance of the physical sciences) in the International System of Units. ... 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... Ocean (from Okeanos, a Greek god of sea and water; Greek ωκεανός) covers almost three quarters (71%) of the surface of the Earth. ... Earth, also known as the Earth or Terra, is the third planet outward from the Sun. ...

External link

  • Conversion Calculator for Units of VOLUME (http://www.ex.ac.uk/trol/scol/index.htm)

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