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see English units of measurementEnglish units of measurement,
principal system of weights and measures used in a few nations, the only major industrial one being the United States. It actually consists of two related systems—the U.S.
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a unit of volume (capacity) of liquids and dry commodities used in countries employing the English system of measures. In Great Britain 1 pint = 1/8 gallon = 0.568261 dm3. In the United States a distinction is made between the liquid pint, equal to 1/8 American gallon (0.473179 dm3), and the dry pint, equal to 1/64 American bushel (0.550614 dm3). The pint was also used in other countries before they adopted the metric system (for example, in France 1 pint = 0.931389 dm3, and in the Netherlands 1 pint = 0.6063 dm3).

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Abbreviated pt.
A unit of volume, used in the United States for measurement of liquid substances, equal to 1/8 U.S. gallon, or 231/8 cubic inches, or 4.73176473 × 10-4 cubic meter. Also known as liquid pint (liq pt).
A unit of volume used in the United States for measurement of solid substances, equal to 1/64 U.S. bushel, or 107,521/3200 cubic inches, or approximately 5.50610 × 10-4 cubic meter. Also known as dry pint (dry pt).
A unit of volume, used in the United Kingdom for measurement of liquid and solid substances, although usually the former, equal to 1/8 imperial gallon, or 5.6826125 × 10-4 cubic meter. Also known as imperial pint.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


1. a unit of liquid measure of capacity equal to one eighth of a gallon. 1 Brit pint is equal to 0.568 litre, 1 US pint to 0.473 litre
2. a unit of dry measure of capacity equal to one half of a quart. 1 US dry pint is equal to one sixty-fourth of a US bushel or 0.5506 litre
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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