symbols, acronyms & abbreviations

dl

deciliter: deci- + liter, = 1/10th of a liter. Used without a period. A symbol in SI, the International System of Units.

authority

Barry N. Taylor and Ambler Thompson, editors.
The International System of Units (SI) pdf logo
NIST Special Publication 330, 2008 Edition.

“United States version of the English text of the eighth edition (2006) of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures publication Le Système International d’ Unités (SI)” This publication is the definitive guide for the United States, but the ultimate authority is the original, French version. For the symbols for the prefixes see page 29, for the liter, page 32, especially footnote f.

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