noun Etymology: French décilitre, from déci- + litre liter Date: 1801 — see metric system table

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  • Deciliter — Dec i*li ter, Decilitre Dec i*li tre, n. [F. d[ e]cilitre; pref. d[ e]ci tenth (L. decimus) + litre. See {Liter}.] A measure of capacity or volume in the metric system; one tenth of a liter, equal to 6.1022 cubic inches, or 3.38 fluid ounces.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deciliter — [des′ilēt΄ərdes′i lēt΄ər] n. [Fr décilitre: see DECI & LITER] one tenth of a liter (3.376 fluid ounces or 6.1024 cubic inches): abbrev. dl: Brit. sp. decilitre [des′ilēt΄ər] …   English World dictionary

  • deciliter — (dl or dL)    a fairly common metric unit of volume equal to 0.1 liter or 100 cubic centimeters. A deciliter contains 6.10237 cubic inches, 3.38140 U.S. fluid ounces, or 3.519 British fluid ounces. The deciliter is similar in size to the gill, an …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • deciliter — de|ci|li|ter sb., en, deciliter, ne (fork.: dl) …   Dansk ordbog

  • deciliter — s ( n, deciliter äv. decilitrar) MÅTT …   Clue 9 Svensk Ordbok

  • deciliter — /des euh lee teuhr/, n. a unit of capacity equal to 1/10 liter (6.102 cu. in., or 3.381 U.S. fluid ounces). Abbr.: dl Also, esp. Brit., decilitre. [1795 1805; < F décilitre. See DECI , LITER] * * * …   Universalium

  • deciliter — One tenth of a liter. * * * deci·li·ter or chiefly Brit deci·li·tre des ə .lēt ər n a metric unit of capacity equal to 1/10 liter * * * dec·i·li·ter (dL) (desґĭ le″tər) one tenth (10−1) of a liter; 100 milliliters …   Medical dictionary

  • deciliter — dec|i|li|ter [ desı,litər ] noun count a unit for measuring an amount of liquid or gas in the METRIC SYSTEM. There are 10 deciliters in one LITER …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • deciliter — dec·i·li·ter || desɪ‚liːtÉ™ n. unit of capacity equaling one tenth of a liter …   English contemporary dictionary

  • deciliter — deci·liter …   English syllables

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