Cubic Centimetre
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Cubic Centimetre
Cubic centimetre
A measuring cup holding 1000 cubic centimetres, that is one litre (1 L) or 1000 millilitres (1000 mL)
General information
Unit systemPrefixed SI derived unit
Unit ofVolume
Symbolcm3 or cc, ccm 
SI base units1.0×10-6 m3
Imperial and U.S. customary0.06102374 in3

A cubic centimetre (or cubic centimeter in US English) (SI unit symbol: cm3; non-SI abbreviations: cc and ccm) is a commonly used unit of volume that corresponds to the volume of a cube that measures 1 cm x 1 cm × 1 cm. One cubic centimetre corresponds to a volume of one millilitre. The mass of one cubic centimetre of water at 3.98 °C (the temperature at which it attains its maximum density) is closely equal to one gram.

One complete cycle of a four-cylinder, four-stroke engine. The areas marked in orange represent the displaced volumes.

In internal combustion engines, "cc" refers to the total volume of its engine displacement in cubic centimetres. The displacement can be calculated using the formula

where d is engine displacement, b is the bore of the cylinders, s is length of the stroke and n is the number of cylinders.


Unicode character

The "cubic centimetre" symbol is encoded by Unicode at code point SQUARE CM CUBED ? cm^3 ?.[1]

See also


  1. ^ Unicode Consortium (2019). "The Unicode Standard 12.0 - CJK Compatibility ? Range: 3300--33FF ?" (PDF). Retrieved 2019.

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