Math Definitions - Letter L


Definition of Litre

Definition of Litre

A litre is a metric unit of volume, that is usually used to measure the volume of liquids.

However, you can buy fruit and vegetables by the litre at some markets in Europe!

The abbreviation for a litre is \(L\).

Each litre is equal to \(1,000 \text{ millilitres}\) (mL).

Milk is often sold by the litre. The bottle of milk in the picture contains 1 L of milk.


The aim of this dictionary is to provide definitions to common mathematical terms. Students learn a new math skill every week at school, sometimes just before they start a new skill, if they want to look at what a specific term means, this is where this dictionary will become handy and a go-to guide for a student


Year 1 to Year 12 students

Learning Objectives

Learn common math terms starting with letter L

Author: Subject Coach
Added on: 6th Feb 2018

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