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What is volume?

Definition: Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space a solid, liquid or gas occupies. The standard unit of volume in the International System of Units (SI) is the cubic meter (m3). Common units of volume currently in use include liters (L), deciliters (dL), milliliters (mL), barrels (bl), gallons (gal), quarts (qt), pints (pt), fluid ounces (fl oz), cubic centimeters (cm3), cubic inches (cu in), cubic feet (cu ft), cubic yards (cu yd), cups, tablespoons (tbsp.) and teaspoons (tsp).

Common volume conversions

  • 1 cubic millimeter (mm3) = 10-9 cubic meters (m3) = 10-6 liters (L) = 1 microliter (μL)
  • 1 cubic centimeter (cm3) = 10-6 cubic meters (m3) = 10-3 liters (L) = 1 milliliter (mL)
  • 1 cubic decimeter (dm3) = 10-3 cubic meters (m3) = 1 liter (L) = 103 milliliters (mL)
  • 1 cubic meter (m3) = 103 liters (L) = 1 kiloliter (kL)
  • 1 cubic decameter (dam3) = 103 cubic meters (m3) = 106 liters (L) = 1 megaliter (ML)
  • 1 cubic hectometer (hm3) = 106 cubic meters (m3) = 109 liters (L) = 1 gigaliter (GL)
  • 1 cubic kilometer (km3) = 109 cubic meters (m3) = 1012 liters (L) = 1 teraliter (TL)
  • 1 cubic meter (m3) = 35.3146667 cubic feet (cu ft) = 1.30795062 cubic yards (cu yd)
  • 1 cubic centimeter (cm3) = 0.0610237441 cubic inches (cu in)
  • 1 liter (L) = 1 cubic decimeter (dm3) = 1,000 cubic centimeters (cm3) = 0.001 cubic meters (m3)
  • 1 liter (L) = 103 milliliters (mL) = 106 microliters (μL) = 109 nanoliters (nL)
  • 1 liter (L) = 61.0237441 cubic inches (cu in) = 0.0353146667 cubic feet (cu ft)

Subdivisions and multiples of the liter using SI prefixes

Subdivisions of the liter Multiples of the liter
Name Symbol Value Name Symbol Value
deciliter dL 10-1 L decaliter daL 101 L
centiliter cL 10-2 L hectoliter hL 102 L
milliliter mL 10-3 L kiloliter kL 103 L
microliter μL 10-6 L megaliter ML 106 L
nanoliter nL 10-9 L gigaliter GL 109 L
picoliter pL 10-12 L teraliter Tm 1012 L
femtoliter fL 10-15 L petaliter PL 1015 L
attoliter aL 10-18 L exaliter EL 1018 L
zeptoliter zL 10-21 L zettaliter ZL 1021 L
yoctoliter yL 10-24 L yottaliter YL 1024 L

Below you can find a comprehensive list with conversions from and to various (metric, imperial, or customary) volume measurement units.

  • convert from acre-feet (ac ft)
  • convert from acre-inches (ac in)
  • convert from barrels (oil) (bbl)
  • convert from barrels (UK) (bl)
  • convert from barrels (US dry) (bl)
  • convert from barrels (US fluid) (fl bl)
  • convert from board-feet (fbm)
  • convert from buckets (bkt)
  • convert from bushels (UK) (bu)
  • convert from bushels (US) (bu)
  • convert from centiliters (cL)
  • convert from cubic centimeters (cm³)
  • convert from cubic decameters (dam³)
  • convert from cubic decimeters (dm³)
  • convert from cubic feet (cu ft)
  • convert from cubic inches (cu in)
  • convert from cubic kilometers (km³)
  • convert from cubic meters (m³)
  • convert from cubic micrometers (μ³)
  • convert from cubic miles (cu mi)
  • convert from cubic millimeters (mm³)
  • convert from cubic nanometers (nm³)
  • convert from cubic yards (cu yd)
  • convert from cups (Canada)
  • convert from cups (FDA)
  • convert from cups (Japan)
  • convert from cups (metric)
  • convert from cups (UK)
  • convert from cups (US)
  • convert from decaliters (daL)
  • convert from deciliters (dL)
  • convert from firkins
  • convert from fluid drachms (fl drc)
  • convert from fluid drams (fl dr)
  • convert from fluid ounces (UK) (fl oz)
  • convert from fluid ounces (US labeling) (fl oz)
  • convert from fluid ounces (US) (fl oz)
  • convert from gallons (UK) (gal)
  • convert from gallons (US dry) (gal)
  • convert from gallons (US liquid) (gal)
  • convert from gills (UK)
  • convert from gills (US)
  • convert from hectoliters (hL)
  • convert from kiloliters (kL)
  • convert from liters (L)
  • convert from microliters (μL)
  • convert from milliliters (mL)
  • convert from minims (UK) (min)
  • convert from minims (US) (min)
  • convert from nanoliters (nL)
  • convert from pecks (UK) (pk)
  • convert from pecks (US dry) (pk)
  • convert from pints (UK) (pt)
  • convert from pints (US dry) (pt)
  • convert from pints (US liquid) (pt)
  • convert from quarts (UK) (qt)
  • convert from quarts (US dry) (qt)
  • convert from quarts (US liquid) (qt)
  • convert from tablespoons (Australia) (tbsp)
  • convert from tablespoons (Canada) (tbsp)
  • convert from tablespoons (FDA) (tbsp)
  • convert from tablespoons (metric)
  • convert from tablespoons (UK) (tbsp)
  • convert from tablespoons (US) (tbsp)
  • convert from teaspoons (Canada) (tsp)
  • convert from teaspoons (FDA) (tsp)
  • convert from teaspoons (metric) (tsp)
  • convert from teaspoons (UK) (tsp)
  • convert from teaspoons (US) (tsp)
  • convert from tons (displacement) (DT)
  • convert from tons (freight) (FT)
  • convert from tons (register) (RT)
  • convert from tons (water)