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What is cup (metric)?

The cup (metric) is a unit of volume equal to 0.00025 cubic meters (1 cup (metric) = 0.00025 m³), the derived unit of volume in the International System of Units (SI). It is also equal to 250,000 cubic millimeters (mm³), or 250 cubic centimeters (cm³) or 0.25 cubic decimeters (dm³) (units of volume in the SI), or 250 milliliters (mL), or 25 centiliters (cL), or 2.5 deciliters (dL) or 0.25 liters (L), which are units of volume in the metric system.

The cup definition varies as follows:

  • The cup (UK), equal to 284.1 milliliters (mL) or 284.1 cubic centimeters (cm³)
  • The cup (US), equal to 236.59 milliliters (mL) or 236.59 cubic centimeters (cm³)
  • The cup (metric), equal to 250 milliliters (mL) or 250 cubic centimeters (cm³)
  • The cup (Canada), equal to 227.3 milliliters (mL) or 227.3 cubic centimeters (cm³)
  • The cup (Japan), equal to 200 milliliters (mL) or 200 cubic centimeters (cm³)
  • The cup (FDA), equal to 240 milliliters (mL) or 240 cubic centimeters (cm³)

Note:
FDA is an abbreviation for "Food and Drug Administration".

The cup (metric) is used as a unit of volume in cooking recipes.

Plural:

cups (metric)

Also called:

metric cup (plural: metric cups)

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