Usage Notes: Metric Units

    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid


In our April issue we started to use the capital “L” as the symbol for the SI unit, the litre. In written text the symbol L will be used alone or in combination with a symbol for an SI prefix only when accompanied by a numeral that reflects a specific measured quantity—for example, 5.2 L; 100 mL; 5 dL. (Symbols for units of measurement may appear without numerals in tables and figures.) This use of the symbol L is based on a recent recommendation of the International Committee for Weights and Measures (CIPM) that the General Conference on Weights and

Related Topics

    loading  Loading Related Articles