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fluid ounce

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(abbreviation fl. oz)

Definition of fluid ounce in English:

noun

1British A unit of capacity equal to one twentieth of a pint (approximately 0.028 litre).
Example sentences
  • The beauty of this scale is that not only can you switch between kilograms and pounds, it also copes with measuring liquids in fluid ounces or millilitres.
  • How anyone dreamed up a system where 20 fluid ounces makes one pint, 437.5 grains makes one ounce and 1,760 yards makes one mile is beyond us.
  • A canteen cup from those days (I have one) holds about 16 fluid ounces, roughly 500 milliliters.
2 (also fluidounce) US A unit of capacity equal to one sixteenth of a US pint (approximately 0.03 litre).
Example sentences
  • The lowest recommended use rate is now 40 fluid ounces / acre.
  • The flush is done by over-filling the system with a solution of 10 fluid ounces of 5 percent chlorine per 40 gal of water.
  • The average person can satisfy fluid needs by drinking pint of water about 2 hours before exercising and continuing to drink 4 to 8 fluid ounces every 20 minutes or so during exercise.

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