A cubic metre (symbol m³) is the SI derived unit of volume. It is the volume of a cube with edges one metre in length. Another older and unofficial name for this is the stere. The official SI designation for this volume is a kilolitre.
1 cubic metre is equal to:
See 1 E0 m³ for a comparison with other volumes, also orders of magnitude.
A cubic metre of pure water at a temperature of 4 degrees Celsius and standard atmospheric pressure has a mass closely approximating one tonne.
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