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CU.

An abbreviation for 'Cubic.' A unit of volume measurement.



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NET TONS

The interior volume of a vessel excluding the engine spaces, accommodation, or other enclosed deck space not used for the carriage of goods divided by 100 cu ft

BUSHEL

(bu) 1. A unit of volume (dry measure) used in the United States, equal to 2150.42 cubic inches or approximately 35.239 liters. 2. A unit of volume (liquid and dry measure) used in Britain, equal to 2219.36 cubic inches or 8 imperial gallons (approximately 36.369 liters).

CUBIC FOOT PER MINUTE

A unit of volume flow rate, equal to a uniform flow of 1 cubic foot trometer.

HECTOLITER

A metric unit of volume equal to 100 liters or to 0.1 cubic meter. Abbreviated hl.

MODULUS OF RESILIENCE

The maximummechanical energy stored per unit volume of ma-terial when it is stressed to its elastic limit.

GALLON

A unit of volume equal to 4 quarts or 231 cubic inches

FLUID TON

A unit of volume equal to 32 cubic feet or approximately 0.90614 cubic meter; used for many hydrometallurgical, hydraulic, and other industrial purposes.

COMPRESSIBILITY

Measure of ability of being compressed. The change in volume of a unit volume of a fluid when subjected to a unit change of pressure.

KILOLITER

A unit of volume equal to 1000 liters or to 1 cubic meter. Abbreviated kl.

COEFFICIENT OF CUBICAL EXPANSION

The increment in volume of a unit volume of solid, liquid, or gas for a rise of temperature of 1 at constant pressure. Also known as coefficient of expansion; coefficient of thermal expansion; coefficient of volumetric expansion; expansion coefficient; expansivity.

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