**Volume** (m^{3}, dm^{3}, cm^{3}, cc, L, and ml)

**Volume**is a three dimensional space that can be occupied by a vacuum, gas, liquid or solid substances. (more).

**m**is an abbreviation for meter cubed and is the space or volume defined by a cube with each of the three (3) sides a meter (m long (ie 1 m * 1 m *1m = 1 m^{3}^{3}or 100 cm.* 100 cm * 100 cm = 1,000,000 cubic centimeter (cc or ml) = 1**m**)^{3}

**d**, placed before other abbreviations is an abbreviation for**deci**-, which means one tenth (1/10).

Therefore**dm**is an abbreviation for decimeter cubed and is a volume occupied by a cube whose three (3) sides are a tenth (1/10) of meter (m) long (ie 10 cm *10 cm * 10 cm = 1,000 centimeter cubed (cc or ml)^{3}

**Don't get confused into thinking that a dm**^{3}is one tenth (1/10) of a cubic meter (**m**) as it is one thousanth (1/1000) of a^{3}**m**^{3}

**c**, placed before other abbreviations is an abbreviation for centi-, meaning one hundredth.

However in this case 'c' is a abreviation for cubic or cubed.

Therefore**cm**or^{3}**cc**is an abbreviation for**centimeter cubed or cubic centimeter**respectively. That is, a volume of a cube whose three (3) sides are a centimeter long.

Therefore 1**cm**is one millionth (1/1,000,000) of a cubic meter (^{3}**m**) - because 1 m^{3}^{3}= 100 cm * 100 cm * 100 cm = 1,000,000 cm^{3}or ccml

The other term used for**cm**or^{3}**cc**is an

**L**is and abbreviation for**l**itre and is a unit of volume used for liquids equivalent to a**dm**or 1000^{3}**cc**.

**m**, placed before other abbreviations is an abbreviation for**m**illi- which means one thousands (1/1000).

Therefore 1000**m**illilitres (**ml**) = 1**l**itre (**L**)

And 1000 cubic centimeters(**cc**) = 1**l****itre (****L**)