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gallon

 [gal´on]
1. a unit of liquid measure (4 quarts, or 3.785 liters, or 3785 ml).
2. a measure of liquid volume, 4 quarts. A standard gallon (United States) is 3.785 liters; an imperial gallon (Great Britain) is 4.546 liters.

gal·lon

(gal'ŏn),
A measure of U.S. liquid capacity containing 4 quarts, 231 in3, or 8.3293 pounds of distilled water at 20°C; it is the equivalent of 3.785412 L. The British imperial gallon contains 277.4194 cu. in.
[O.Fr. galon]

gallon

/gal·lon/ (gal´on) a measure of liquid volume, 4 quarts. A standard gallon (United States) is 3.785 liters; an imperial gallon (Great Britain) is 4.546 liters.

gallon

A non-SI (International System) unit of volume, the definition of which differs depending on the one’s location:
(1) British (Imperial) gallon equals 4.546 L.
(2) US liquid gallon equals 3.785 L; US “dry” gallon equals 4.404 L.

gal·lon

(gal'ŏn)
A measure of U.S. liquid capacity containing 4 quarts, 231 cubic inches, or 8.3293 pounds of distilled water at 20°C; it is the equivalent of 3.785412 liters.
[O.Fr. galon]

gal·lon

(gal'ŏn)
A measure of U.S. liquid capacity containing 4 quarts. The British imperial gallon is larger by about 1 quart.
[O.Fr. galon]

gallon

a unit of liquid measure; 4 quarts. The Imperial gallon equals 4.546 liters and the American gallon equals 3.785 liters.
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