Definition:Metric System/Volume/Millilitre

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Millilitre

The millilitre is an SI unit of volume.


Conversion Factors

\(\ds \) \(\) \(\ds 1\) millilitre
\(\ds \) \(=\) \(\ds 1000\) microlitres
\(\ds \) \(=\) \(\ds 1\) cubic centimetre
\(\ds \) \(=\) \(\ds 10^{-3}\) litre


Symbol

$\mathrm {ml}$

The symbol for the millilitre is $\mathrm {ml}$:

$\mathrm m$ for milli
$\mathrm l$ for litre.

Its $\LaTeX$ code is \mathrm {ml} .


Linguistic Note

The spelling millilitre is the one adopted by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures.

Milliliter is the variant used in standard American English.

While $\mathsf{Pr} \infty \mathsf{fWiki}$ attempts in general to standardise on American English, the name of this unit is one place where a deliberate decision has been made to use the international spelling, in order to provide consistency with the British spelling of metre.


Linguistic Note on Milli-

The prefix milli- derives from the Latin mille, which means one thousand.