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cubic decimeters to cubic centimeters
cu dmcu cm
1 cu dm 1000 cu cm
2 cu dm 2000 cu cm
3 cu dm 3000 cu cm
4 cu dm 4000 cu cm
5 cu dm 5000 cu cm
6 cu dm 6000 cu cm
7 cu dm 7000 cu cm
8 cu dm 8000 cu cm
9 cu dm 9000 cu cm
10 cu dm 10000 cu cm
11 cu dm 11000 cu cm
12 cu dm 12000 cu cm
13 cu dm 13000 cu cm
14 cu dm 14000 cu cm
15 cu dm 15000 cu cm
16 cu dm 16000 cu cm
17 cu dm 17000 cu cm
18 cu dm 18000 cu cm
19 cu dm 19000 cu cm
20 cu dm 20000 cu cm

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1 cubic decimeter (cu dm) = 1000 cubic centimeter (cu cm). Cubic Decimeter (cu dm) is a unit of Volume used in Metric system. Cubic Centimeter (cu cm) is a unit of Volume used in Metric system.

Cubic Decimeters: A Unit of Volume

Cubic decimeters are a unit of volume that are used to measure the space occupied by a three-dimensional object or substance. They are also used to measure the capacity of containers, such as boxes, bottles, tanks, etc. They are different from cubic meters, which are a larger unit of volume. They are also different from liters, which are a unit of volume for liquids and gases. They are also different from barrel of oil equivalent (BOE), which is a unit of energy based on the approximate energy released by burning one barrel of crude oil.

Definition of Cubic Decimeters

A cubic decimeter is equal to the volume of a cube with sides of 1 decimeter (0.1 meter) in length. It is equivalent to 1000 cubic centimeters or 1 liter in the metric system.

History of Cubic Decimeters

The origin of the term cubic decimeter as a unit of measure is uncertain, but it may have derived from the Latin word cubus, which means cube, and the Greek word deka, which means ten. Cubic decimeters have been used since ancient times to measure the volume of various objects and substances. The size and shape of cubic decimeters varied depending on the type and quantity of the objects and substances, the availability of materials, and the customs of different regions and countries.

The use of cubic decimeters as a unit of measure dates back to the ancient times, when the decimal system of measurement was established. The standard size of these cubic decimeters was based on the meter, which was originally defined as one ten-millionth of the distance from the equator to the North Pole. The cubic decimeter was convenient for measuring and dividing smaller amounts of volume.

The use of cubic decimeters as a unit of measure continued until the 20th century, when the metric system of measurement was adopted in most countries. The cubic decimeter was gradually replaced by units such as liters, milliliters, etc. However, some countries and regions still use cubic decimeters for certain types of volume, especially in science and engineering.

How to Convert Cubic Decimeters

To convert cubic decimeters to other units of volume, one can use the following formulas:

  • To convert cubic decimeters to liters: multiply by 1
  • To convert cubic decimeters to cubic meters: divide by 1000
  • To convert cubic decimeters to cubic inches: multiply by 61.024
  • To convert cubic decimeters to US fluid ounces: multiply by 33.814
  • To convert cubic decimeters to BOE: divide by 583

Where Cubic Decimeters are Used

Cubic decimeters are mainly used in some countries and regions that use the metric system or the SI system of measurement. They are often used for measuring the volume of solids, liquids and gases, such as water, oil, air, etc., and the capacity of containers, such as boxes, bottles, tanks, etc.

In some countries that use other systems of measurement, such as the imperial system or the US customary system, cubic decimeters are not commonly used or recognized. Instead, they use units such as gallons, quarts, pints, etc.

Example Conversions of Cubic Decimeters to Other Units

Here are some examples of converting cubic decimeters to other units of volume:

  • 1 cubic decimeter = 1 liter

  • 2 cubic decimeters = 0.002 cubic meters

  • 3 cubic decimeters = 183.072 cubic inches

  • 4 cubic decimeters = 135.256 US fluid ounces

  • 5 cubic decimeters = 0.0086 BOE

  • 1 liter = 1 cubic decimeter

  • 2 cubic meters = 2000 cubic decimeters

  • 3 cubic inches = 0.0491 cubic decimeters

  • 4 US fluid ounces = 0.1183 cubic decimeters

  • 5 BOE = 2915 cubic decimeters.

Cubic decimeters also can be marked as dm3.

Cubic Centimeters - A Unit of Volume

Definition of the Cubic Centimeter

A cubic centimeter (symbol cm3 or cc) is a commonly used unit of volume that corresponds to the volume of a cube with sides of 1 centimeter (0.01 meter) in length. It is also equivalent to 1 milliliter, which is a unit of volume in the metric system.

One cubic centimeter is equal to 0.000001 cubic meters, 0.06102374 cubic inches, or 0.000264172 gallons.

History of the Cubic Centimeter

The cubic centimeter is derived from the centimeter, which is a unit of length that was introduced in France in 1795 as part of the metric system. The centimeter was defined as one hundredth of a meter, which is the base unit of length in the metric system. The meter was originally defined as one ten-millionth of the distance from the equator to the North Pole along a meridian, but later redefined based on various physical standards, such as a platinum-iridium bar and a wavelength of light. The current definition of the meter, adopted in 1983, is based on the speed of light in vacuum.

The cubic centimeter was first used as a unit of volume for measuring liquids and gases, such as water, milk, juice, oil, air, and oxygen. The cubic centimeter was also used for measuring some solids, such as sugar, salt, and flour. The cubic centimeter was adopted as a standard unit of measure in many countries that use the metric system, such as France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Sweden.

How to Convert Cubic Centimeters

To convert cubic centimeters to other units of volume, you need to multiply or divide by the appropriate conversion factor. Here are some common conversion factors and examples:

  • To convert cubic centimeters to cubic meters, multiply by 0.000001.
    • Example: 2 cm3 × 0.000001 = 0.000002 m3
  • To convert cubic centimeters to cubic inches, multiply by 0.06102374.
    • Example: 2 cm3 × 0.06102374 = 0.12204748 in3
  • To convert cubic centimeters to milliliters or liters, multiply by 1 or divide by 1000 respectively.
    • Example: 2 cm3 × 1 = 2 mL or 2 cm3 ÷ 1000 = 0.002 L
  • To convert cubic centimeters to gallons (US liquid), multiply by 0.000264172.
    • Example: 2 cm3 × 0.000264172 = 0.000528344 gal
  • To convert cubic centimeters to bushels (US), multiply by 0.00002837825.
    • Example: 2 cm3 × 0.00002837825 = 0.0000567565 bu
  • To convert cubic centimeters to barrels (oil), multiply by 0.00000628981.
    • Example: 2 cm3 × 0.00000628981 = 0.00001257962 bbl

To convert other units of volume to cubic centimeters, you need to divide by the appropriate conversion factor. Here are some common conversion factors and examples:

  • To convert cubic meters to cubic centimeters, divide by 0.000001.
    • Example: 0.000002 m3 ÷ 0.000001 = 2 cm3
  • To convert cubic inches to cubic centimeters, divide by 0.06102374.
    • Example: 0.12204748 in3 ÷ 0.06102374 = 2 cm3
  • To convert milliliters or liters to cubic centimeters, divide by 1 or multiply by 1000 respectively.
    • Example: 2 mL ÷ 1 = 2 cm3 or 0.002 L × 1000 = 2 cm3
  • To convert gallons (US liquid) to cubic centimeters, divide by 0.000264172.
    • Example: 0.000528344 gal ÷ 0.000264172 = 2 cm3
  • To convert bushels (US) to cubic centimeters, divide by 0.00002837825.
    • Example: 0.0000567565 bu ÷ 0.00002837825 = 2 cm3
  • To convert barrels (oil) to cubic centimeters, divide by 0.00000628981.
    • Example: 0.00001257962 bbl ÷ 0.00000628981 = 2 cm3

Where Cubic Centimeters are Used

Cubic centimeters are used for measuring various materials and substances in different countries and applications.

Some examples are:

  • In many countries that use the metric system, cubic centimeters are used for measuring liquids and gases, such as water, milk, juice, soda, beer, wine, oil, fuel, air, and oxygen.
  • In some countries that use the imperial system, such as the United States and Canada, cubic centimeters are used for measuring some liquids and gases, such as medicine, perfume, ink, and blood.
  • In the medical industry, cubic centimeters are used for measuring blood volume, urine output, and intravenous fluid administration.
  • In the scientific industry, cubic centimeters are used for measuring chemical solutions, reactions, and concentrations.
  • In the automotive industry, cubic centimeters are used for measuring the engine displacement of motorcycles and scooters.

Example Conversions of Cubic Centimeters to Other Units

Here are some example conversions of cubic centimeters to other units of volume:

  • 1 cm3 = 0.000001 m3
  • 1 cm3 = 0.06102374 in3
  • 1 cm3 = 1 mL or 0.001 L
  • 1 cm3 = 0.000264172 gal
  • 1 cm3 = 0.00002837825 bu
  • 1 cm3 = 0.00000628981 bbl
Cubic centimeters also can be marked as cm3.



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