1. The amount of space an object takes up.
  2. The amount of space a container can hold.

There are a number of derived units of volume in the British system of units and the SI system of units. Archimedes developed ways of measuring the volumes of solids in 220BC.

The cubic metre (m3) is the SI unit of volume, equal to 106 cm3 or 1000 litres.

1 stere (st)=1 m3 1 litre=0.001 m3
1 cubic yard=0.764555 m3 1 cubic inch=16.3871 cm3
1 UK gallon=4.54609 litres 1 US gallon=3.78541 litres
20 fluid ounces=1 pint 1 barrel (petroleum)=42 gallon (US)
1 quart=2 pints 1 barrel (petroleum)=0.159 m3
4 quarts=1 gallon 1 cubic foot=0.0283168 m3
Unit of blood4.5x10-4 m3
Blood in adult human body5.4x10-3 m3
Barrel of oil0.159 m3


Colloquial equivalent of sound level.

See also: Absolute Powder Volume, Acre Foot, Apparent Particle Volume, Apparent Powder Volume, Approximate Volume, Cubic Inch, Dilatometer, Envelope Volume, Geometric Volume, Mensuration, Peck, SI Units, Skeletal Volume, Thermodynamic Properties, True Volume, Unit of Blood.

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