# Tablespoons to Milliliters Converter

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## Conversion Table

 tablespoons to milliliters tbsp ml 1 tbsp 14.7868 ml 2 tbsp 29.5735 ml 3 tbsp 44.3603 ml 4 tbsp 59.1471 ml 5 tbsp 73.9338 ml 6 tbsp 88.7206 ml 7 tbsp 103.5074 ml 8 tbsp 118.2941 ml 9 tbsp 133.0809 ml 10 tbsp 147.8676 ml 11 tbsp 162.6544 ml 12 tbsp 177.4412 ml 13 tbsp 192.2279 ml 14 tbsp 207.0147 ml 15 tbsp 221.8015 ml 16 tbsp 236.5882 ml 17 tbsp 251.375 ml 18 tbsp 266.1618 ml 19 tbsp 280.9485 ml 20 tbsp 295.7353 ml

## How to convert

1 tablespoon (tbsp) = 14.7867648 milliliter (ml). Tablespoon (tbsp) is a unit of Volume used in Standard system. Milliliter (ml) is a unit of Volume used in Metric system.

## Tablespoons: A Unit of Volume

Tablespoons are a unit of volume that are used to measure small amounts of liquids, such as water, milk, oil, vinegar, etc. They are also used to measure some dry ingredients, such as sugar, salt, flour, etc. They are different from teaspoons, which are a smaller unit of volume. Tablespoons are also different from fluid ounces, which are a larger unit of volume. Tablespoons 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 Tablespoons

A tablespoon is defined as 15 milliliters (ml) in the metric system of measurement. It is equivalent to 0.5 fluid ounces or 0.0625 cups in the US customary system. A tablespoon is also equal to 0.053 imperial cups or 0.0042 imperial gallons in the imperial system.

## History of Tablespoons

The origin of the term tablespoon as a unit of measure is uncertain, but it may have derived from the French word cuiller à soupe, which means a spoon for soup. Spoons have been used since ancient times to eat and serve various foods, especially liquids and soft solids. The size and shape of spoons varied depending on the type and quantity of the foods, the availability of materials, and the customs of different regions and countries.

The use of tablespoons as a unit of measure dates back to the medieval times, when the European system of measurement was established. The standard size of these spoons was about 15 ml, which was also the size of a scruple, a unit of measure for apothecaries and pharmacists. The tablespoon was convenient for measuring and dispensing small amounts of liquids and powders for medicinal purposes.

The use of tablespoons as a unit of measure continued until the 20th century, when the metric system of measurement was adopted in most countries. The tablespoon was gradually replaced by units such as milliliters, grams, etc. However, some countries and regions still use tablespoons for certain types of liquids and dry ingredients, especially in cooking and baking.

## How to Convert Tablespoons

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

• To convert tablespoons to milliliters: multiply by 15
• To convert tablespoons to fluid ounces: multiply by 0.5
• To convert tablespoons to cups: multiply by 0.0625
• To convert tablespoons to gallons (US): multiply by 0.00390625
• To convert tablespoons to gallons (UK): multiply by 0.0042
• To convert tablespoons to BOE: divide by 23876

## Where Tablespoons are Used

Tablespoons are mainly used in cooking and baking in some countries and regions that still use the US customary system or the imperial system of measurement. They are often used for measuring and adding liquids such as water, milk, oil, vinegar, etc., and dry ingredients such as sugar, salt, flour, etc., to recipes.

In some countries that use the metric system of measurement, such as Canada and Australia, tablespoons are sometimes used as an informal or approximate unit of volume for certain types of liquids and dry ingredients. For example, in Canada, maple syrup is sometimes sold by the tablespoon, which is equivalent to about 15 ml or 0.015 liters.

In some countries that have their own traditional units of volume based on spoons or similar utensils, such as India and China, tablespoons are not commonly used or recognized. Instead, they use units such as chhatak (about 59 ml), chammach (about 10 ml), or shao (about 15 ml).

## Example Conversions of Tablespoons to Other Units

Here are some examples of converting tablespoons to other units of volume:

• 1 tablespoon = 15 milliliters
• 2 tablespoons = 1 fluid ounce
• 3 tablespoons = 0.1875 cups
• 4 tablespoons = 0.015625 gallons (US)
• 5 tablespoons = 0.021 gallons (UK)
• 6 tablespoons = 0.000252 BOE
• 7 tablespoons = 0.000294 BOE
US tablespoon can be abbreviated as T, tb, tbs, tbsp, tblsp, or tblspn.

## 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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