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What is cubic meter?

The cubic metre (or cubic meter) (m³) is the derived unit of volume in the International System of Units (SI). The cubic meter is equal to 109 cubic millimeters (mm³), or 106 cubic centimeters (cm³) or 0.001 cubic decameters (dam³) (units of volume in the SI), or 106 milliliters (mL), or 10,000 deciliters (dL) or 1,000 liters (L), which are units of volume in the metric system.

The cubic meter (m³) is an SI derived unit of volume. The meter (m) is a unit of length in the SI. A volume of 1.0 cubic meter is the volume of a cube that is 1.0 meter on each edge.

One cubic meter corresponds to one kiloliter or one stere (1 m³ = 1 kL = 1 stere).

Subdivisions and multiples of the cubic meter using the SI prefixes:

  • 1 cubic decimeter (dm³) = 10-3 cubic meters (m³)
  • 1 cubic centimeter (cm³) = 10-6 cubic meters (m³)
  • 1 cubic millimeter (mm³) = 10-9 cubic meters (m³)
  • 1 cubic micrometer (μm³) = 10-18 cubic meters (m³)
  • 1 cubic nanometer (nm³) = 10-27 cubic meters (m³)
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  • 1 cubic decameter (dam³) = 10³ cubic meters (m³)
  • 1 cubic hectometer (hm³) = 106 cubic meters (m³)
  • 1 cubic kilometer (km³) = 109 cubic meters (m³)
  • 1 cubic megameter (Mm³) = 1018 cubic meters (m³)
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cubic meters

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cubic meter (plural: cubic meters, US spelling)

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A list with conversions from cubic meters to other (metric, imperial, or customary) volume measurement units is presented below.