Resolution 6 of the 12th CGPM


The 12th Conférence Générale des Poids et Mesures (CGPM),

considering Resolution 13 adopted by the 11th CGPM in 1960 and the Recommendation adopted by the Comité International des Poids et Mesures in 1961,

  1. abrogates the definition of the litre given in 1901 by the 3rd CGPM,
  2. declares that the word "litre" may be employed as a special name for the cubic decimetre,
  3. recommends that the name litre should not be employed to give the results of high-accuracy volume measurements.

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

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