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# What is a cubic centimeter equal to in volume?

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One cubic centimeter is equal to one milliliter, or a thousandth of a liter. This also means that a cube that is one cubic centimeter measures one centimeter on all of its sides (length, width and height).

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The use of either cubic centimeter or milliliter varies among different countries and industries. In the scientific field, most favor the use of milliliters over cubic centimeters. In the United States, both automotive and medical fields still prefer the use of cubic centimeter. Outside the United States, much of the automotive industry has switched to using liters. In the United Kingdom, the use of millilitres is preferred in the medical field, but cubic centimetres is still the choice in the automotive industry. A majority of the other English-speaking nations have the same preferences as the UK.

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One milliliter is equal to one one-thousandth of a liter or 1 cubic centimeter. In U.S. measurements, a milliliter is 0.03 fluid ounces, 0.06 cubic inches or 0.2 teaspoons; in British Imperial units, a milliliter is 0.04 fluid ounces or 0.17 teaspoons. There are roughly 15 to 20 drops of a liquid in 1 milliliter.

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The milliliter is based on the liter, which is not a standard unit in the SI system, while the cubic centimeter is a derived unit from the SI standard unit of length, the meter. Both contain the same volume.

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The density of polycarbonate is 1.2 grams per cubic centimeter, determined by dividing the mass by the volume when the polycarbonate is at standard temperature and pressure (STP) conditions. STP assumes a temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit and 1 standard atmosphere unit.