There’s a lot of confusion about the size of common units of measurement. For example, is a milliliter bigger than a liter? The answer to this question depends on the context in which it is being used.
Milliliters and Liters
How big is a milliliter?
A milliliter (mL) is defined as 1/1000 of a liter (L). So a milliliter is about 3.785mL.
How big is a liter?
A liter is a unit of volume. It is equal to one thousand cubic centimeters.
Which is bigger: a milliliter or a liter?
There is no definite answer to this question as it depends on the context in which the two words are being used. A milliliter is smaller than a liter, but a liter is also able to hold more liquid than a milliliter. In most cases, a liter is considered to be bigger than a milliliter.
How to convert milliliters to liters
If you want to convert milliliters to liters, you divide the milliliters by 1,000. For example, if there are 300 milliliters in a liter, then the liter would be divided by 3000 to get 300 cubic centimeters.
How to convert liters to milliliters
Liters are a metric unit of volume and milliliters are a metric unit of volume. To convert liters to milliliters, multiply the liter by 1000. For example, a liter is 1000 milliliters.
A milliliter is bigger than a liter.