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- n. A unit of volume equal to that of a cube having sides each one centimeter in length, commonly used in fluid measure and for engine sizes. Symbols: cm3 and cc
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- n. a metric unit of volume equal to one thousandth of a liter
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The standard adopted is the weight of a cubic centimeter of pure water, at the freezing-point and at sea-level.