## Measurement unit: stere

**Full name:** stere

**Category type:** volume

**Scale factor:** 1

## SI unit: cubic meter

The SI derived unit for volume is the cubic meter.

1 cubic meter is equal to 1 stere.

Valid units must be of the **volume** type.

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## Definition: Stere

The cubic metre (symbol m³) is the SI derived unit of volume. It is the volume of a cube with edges one metre in length. Older equivalents were the stere and the kilolitre. The deprecation of the stere began in 1978, when the CIPM marked it (and several other metric units) as "undesirable" where not already in use, and strongly encouraged their discontinuation; in the United States, it was legally deprecated in 1982 (Federal Register, February 26, 1982, 47 FR 8399-8400).

## Sample conversions: stere