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

How to convert

1 cubic decimeter (cu dm) = 1000 milliliter (ml). Cubic Decimeter (cu dm) is a unit of Volume used in Metric system. Milliliter (ml) 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.

Milliliters - A Unit of Volume

Definition of the Milliliter

A milliliter (international spelling) or milliliter (American English spelling) (SI symbol mL or ml) is a unit of volume that is used in the metric system. It is defined as one thousandth of a liter, or the volume of a cube with sides of 1 millimeter (0.001 meter) in length.

One milliliter is equal to 1 cubic centimeter, 0.000001 cubic meters, or 0.001 cubic decimeters.

History of the Milliliter

The milliliter is derived from the liter, which is a unit of volume that was first used by the French chemist Antoine Lavoisier in 1795 as a unit of volume for liquids and gases. The liter was originally defined as the volume of one kilogram of pure water at 4 °C and standard atmospheric pressure. The liter was later redefined several times based on different physical standards, such as a platinum-iridium cylinder and a wavelength of light. The current definition of the liter, adopted in 1964, is based on the cubic meter, which is the SI unit of volume. The liter is not an SI unit, but it is accepted by the CGPM (the standards body that defines the SI) for use with the SI.

The milliliter was introduced as a subunit of the liter in the metric system in 1795, along with other decimal subunits such as the centiliter and the deciliter. The milliliter was used for measuring very small volumes of liquids and gases, such as medicine, perfume, ink, and blood. The milliliter was also used for measuring some solids, such as granulated sugar, salt, and flour. The milliliter 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 Milliliters

To convert milliliters 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 milliliters to cubic centimeters, multiply by 1.
    • Example: 2 mL × 1 = 2 cm3
  • To convert milliliters to cubic meters, multiply by 0.000001.
    • Example: 2 mL × 0.000001 = 0.000002 m3
  • To convert milliliters to cubic decimeters, multiply by 0.001.
    • Example: 2 mL × 0.001 = 0.002 dm3
  • To convert milliliters to gallons (US liquid), multiply by 0.000264.
    • Example: 2 mL × 0.000264 = 0.000528 gal
  • To convert milliliters to bushels (US), multiply by 0.0000374.
    • Example: 2 mL × 0.0000374 = 0.0000748 bu
  • To convert milliliters to barrels (oil), multiply by 0.0000063.
    • Example: 2 mL × 0.0000063 = 0.0000126 bbl

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

  • To convert cubic centimeters to milliliters, divide by 1.
    • Example: 2 cm3 ÷ 1 = 2 mL
  • To convert cubic meters to milliliters, divide by 0.000001.
    • Example: 0.000002 m3 ÷ 0.000001 = 2 mL
  • To convert cubic decimeters to milliliters, divide by 0.001.
    • Example: 0.002 dm3 ÷ 0.001 = 2 mL
  • To convert gallons (US liquid) to milliliters, divide by 0.000264.
    • Example: 0.000528 gal ÷ 0.000264 = 2 mL
  • To convert bushels (US) to milliliters, divide by 0.0000374.
    • Example: 0.0000748 bu ÷ 0.0000374 = 2 mL
  • To convert barrels (oil) to milliliters, divide by 0.0000063.
    • Example: 0.0000126 bbl ÷ 0.0000063 = 2 mL

Where Milliliters are Used

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

Some examples are:

  • In many countries that use the metric system, milliliters 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, milliliters are used for measuring some liquids and gases, such as medicine, perfume, ink, and blood.
  • In the European Union, milliliters are used for measuring fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions of vehicles.
  • In the medical industry, milliliters are used for measuring blood volume, urine output, and intravenous fluid administration.
  • In the scientific industry, milliliters are used for measuring chemical solutions, reactions, and concentrations.

Example Conversions of Milliliters to Other Units

Here are some example conversions of milliliters to other units of volume:

  • 1 mL = 1 cm3
  • 1 mL = 0.000001 m3
  • 1 mL = 0.001 dm3
  • 1 mL = 0.000264 gal
  • 1 mL = 0.0000374 bu
  • 1 mL = 0.0000063 bbl
  • 1 mL = 0.001 L



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