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Resolution of the 3rd CGPM (1901)
Version française
Declaration concerning the definition of the litre*

    The Conference declares

    1. The unit of volume, for high accuracy determinations, is the volume occupied by a mass of 1 kilogram of pure water, at its maximum density and at standard atmospheric pressure: this volume is called "litre".
    2. . . .

Comptes Rendus de la 3e CGPM (1901), 1901, p.38


This definition was abrogated in 1964 by the 12th CGPM (Resolution 6).

The reader should note that the official version of this Resolution is the French text.

Other Resolutions of the 3rd CGPM (1901)
Resolution 1
Resolution 2