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A simple plastic measuring cup, capable of holding the volume one metric cup with a scale for U.S. fluid ounces

The cup is a unit of measurement for volume, used in cooking to measure liquids (fluid measurement) and bulk foods such as granulated sugar (dry measurement). It is principally used in the United States and Liberia where it is a legally defined unit of measurement. Actual cups used in a household in any country may differ from the cup size used for recipes; standard measuring cups, often calibrated in fluid measure and weights of usual dry ingredients as well as in cups, are available.


Cup (unit) sections
Intro  Metric cup  United States customary cup  United States \"legal\" cup  UK cup  Canadian cup  Japanese cup  Using volume measures to estimate mass  See also  Notes  References  

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