HOW TO MEASURE THE SIZE OF CONTAINERS
   IF YOU WANT TO PUT, A QUANTITY OF LIQUID, IN A CONTAINER,
   WHETHER IT IS A POT,  A BOTTLE OR A SPRAY CAN...
   THE CONTAINER MUST BE BIG ENOUGH,
   TO CONTAIN, ALL THAT LIQUID.
   LET US FIND OUT, HOW TO KNOW, THE SIZE OF CONTAINERS.
IF YOU RECALL, THE FORMULA FOR THE SIZE OF AREAS IS,
SIDE 1 x SIDE 2 = THE AREA
SIDE 1,  IS CALLED ONE DIMENSION OF THE SQUARE ,
SIDE 2, IS CALLED THE SECOND DIMENSION OF THE SQUARE,
THEREFORE, A SQUARE IS CALLED A TWO DIMENSIONAL FORM
  A CUBE IS A BOX-LIKE FORM, WITH 6 EQUAL SQUARE SIDES,
  TO OBTAIN THE SIZE OF THE INTERIOR OR INNER VOLUME,
  OF A CUBIC-BOX,  WE MULTIPLY,  SIDE 1 x SIDE 2 x THE HEIGHT
  STATED AS A FORMULA: SIDE 1 x SIDE 2 x SIDE 3 = THE VOLUME
  FOR THIS CUBE,  WE  HAVE,  1m x 1m x 1m = 1 CUBIC METER
  THE WRITTEN SIZE, OF A SIDE, IS CALLED ITS, DIMENSION.
  BECAUSE, WE  MULTIPLY,  THE THREE DIMENSIONS,
  TO OBTAIN THE VOLUME OF FORMS SUCH AS CUBES & BOXES,
  THEY ARE CALLED,  3 DIMENSIONAL FORMS
=
1 CU.M = 1 cu.m
  THE UNIT OF VOLUME, OF LARGE CONTAINERS,  
  AS BIG, AS THE BOX ABOVE OR LARGER, IS THE CUBIC METER.
  SHIP'S CONTAINERS & THE VOLUMES OF FREIGHT TRUCKS
  & FREIGHT TRAINS ARE ALWAYS GIVEN IN CUBIC METERS.
A CUBE,  1 cm x 1cm x 1cm IN SIZE,  AS YOU SEE RIGHT,
HAS A VOLUME OF ONE CUBIC CENTIMETER.
1cm x 1cm x 1cm = 1 cu.cm = 1 cc
CU.CM & cu.cm ARE COMPUTER USEABLE ABBREVIATIONS
cc IS THE STANDARD 2 LETTER ABBREVIATION
SMALL BOTTLES & TEST TUBES HAVE THEIR VOLUMES
DESCRIBED IN CUBIC CENTIMETERS
LITERS
  A LITER = ONE THOUSAND CUBIC CENTIMETERS OF LIQUID
  THE LITER BOTTLES,THAT WE USE EVERY DAY,
  ALL CONTAIN EXACTLY..1,000 CUBIC CENTIMETERS or 1,000cc.
  USING THE FORMULA FOR THE VOLUME
  SIDE 1 x SIDE 2 x SIDE 3  = THE VOLUME
  10cm x 10cm x 10cm = 1,000 CUBIC CENTIMETERS = 1 LITER
  YOU CAN SEE,
  EXACTLY, WHAT THE LITER, LIQUID MEASURE VOLUME IS,
  FROM THE ABOVE, SIMPLE MATHEMATICAL CALCULATION
  THE LOWER CASE, ABBREVIATION  OF LITERS l,  AS IN 12l
  CANNOT BE COMPREHENDED BY COMPUTERS,
  OR BY THE SCIENTISTS OF ALL NATIONS.  
  THEREFORE, THE SCIENTISTS OF IUPAC USE `LT
  NOTE THAT, `LT HAS 3 CHARACTERS.
    LITER = l = `LT
`LT IS THE NEW COMPUTER
USEABLE ABBREVIATION
OF LITERS
  BETWEEN THE VERY SMALL 1 CUBIC CENTIMETER,
  AND THE 1,000 CUBIC CENTIMETERS OF THE LITER,
  THERE ARE TWO OTHER VOLUME DESIGNATIONS.
  THAT ARE USED EVERY DAY IN VETRINARY MEDICINE,
  LABORATORY ANALYSIS & RESEARCH LABORATORYS.
  THE PREFIX, DECI- WHICH MEANS ONE TENTH OF -
  IS JOINED WITH THE WORD, LITER
  TO MAKE THE VOLUME, THE DECI-LITER WHICH MEANS,
  A VOLUME OF 100cc., ONE TENTH THE SIZE OF A LITER.
 DCL IS THE DEFAULT COMPUTER USEABLE ABBREVIATION
 THE ABBREVIATION dl IS STILL OFTEN USED ON FORMS.
100 CU.CM = 100cc = 1 DCL
 THE PREFIX CENTI- WHICH MEANS ONE HUNDRETH  OF -
 IS JOINED TO THE WORD LITER TO CREATE THE VOLUME,
 THE CENTI-LITER , A VOLUME OF 10 CUBIC CENTIMETERS.
 CNL IS THE DEFAULT COMPUTER USEABLE ABBREVIATION
 THE ABBREVIATION, cl IS STILL USED IN MANY COUNTRYS
 10cc IS THE AMOUNT OF URINE, LABORATORYS USE,
 WHEN SOMEONE IS TESTED FOR ALBUMIN.
 OTHER TESTS ON HUMANS & ANIMALS USE 10cc's OF BLOOD
 AS THE TEST BASE, IN MANY COUNTRYS.  MANY MEDICINES,
 ARE SOLD IN 10cc, CENTILITER  BOTTLES IN OTHER NATIONS.
MILLI- IS A PREFIX THAT MEANS,
ONE THOUSANDTH OF A ....
IN THE UNITED STATES, MANY BOTTLED GOODS
ARE LABELED, CONTAINS 975ml ,
WHICH MEANS THAT THEY CONTAIN
975 MILLI-LITERS  or  .975 LITERS or  
975 CUBIC CENTIMETERS OF LIQUID.
'ml & ML` ARE THE COMPUTER USEABLE ABBREVIATIONS
THOUGH, THE ABBREVIATION, ml IS USED ON PRODUCTS
THE FORMULA
FOR THE VOLUME OF CYLINDRICAL CONTAINERS IS
( 1/2 DIAMETER ) x ( 1/2 DIAMETER) x HEIGHT x 3.14 = THE VOLUME
THIS IS ALSO WRITTEN
RADIUS x RADIUS x HEIGHT x 3.14 = VOLUME
THE VOLUME OF COOK POTS AND BOTTLES SHOULD BE
 20% LARGER THAN THE REQUIRED VOLUME,
TO ALLOW FOR EXPANSION DURING
COOKING AND SHIPPING

AFTER, YOU HAVE REVIEWED THIS PAGE, SEVERAL TIMES,
AND YOU FEEL, THAT YOU NOW,  KNOW,
THE METRIC VOLUME MEASUREMENTS
AND HOW TO WRITE THEIR NEW and OLD ABBREVIATIONS
YOU WILL BE ABLE, TO EASILY UNDERSTAND METRIC WEIGHTS