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Old 12-21-2008, 03:45 PM   #1
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Can anyone please tell me...?

I have a set of dry measure cups.
on the bottom reads: 6CL/ 1/4 cup/ 2 oz.
or: 25CL/ 1 cup/ 8 oz.
What does "CL" stand for??
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Old 12-21-2008, 04:13 PM   #2
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A CL is a centiliter or 100th of a liter.
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Old 12-21-2008, 04:20 PM   #3
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100th of a litre or 10ml.
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Old 12-21-2008, 04:44 PM   #4
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I'm sitting here reading the original post thinking "centiliter?" Glad to know I haven't forgotten all my science and math education!
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Old 12-21-2008, 09:53 PM   #5
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Can anyone please tell me....?

ok....thanks,
so a centi.....is 100th of a litre
and a Milli....is 1000th of a litre.
I am familiar with 'mili' metre, kilo metre, but " centi" is kinda rare.....at least in my experience, so thanks for the enlightenment.
cheerio!
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Old 12-22-2008, 01:53 AM   #6
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Liter = 1000 ml = 1000 cc

Deciliter = 1/10 liter = 100 ml

Centiliter = 1/100 liter = 10 ml

Milliliter = 1/1000 liter = 1cc
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Old 12-23-2008, 04:09 PM   #7
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For some reason millilitres is used in English speaking world and centilitres used in mainland Europe.
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Old 12-23-2008, 06:13 PM   #8
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For some reason millilitres is used in English speaking world and centilitres used in mainland Europe.

They are two different measures and neither one is the best choice in all cases.
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Unless you are trying to thoroughly confuse someone.... then they come in very handy!! LOL.
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Old 12-23-2008, 11:50 PM   #10
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They are two different measures and neither one is the best choice in all cases.
For example in English speaking countries alcohol is sold by the millilitre, and in European countries by the centilitre. What's sold as 750ml in English is sold as 75cl in Europe.
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