Online calculator to convert centiliters to deciliters (cL to dL) with formulas, examples, and tables. Our conversions provide a quick and easy way to convert between Volume units.

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How to convert cL to dL: Enter a value in the cL field and click on the "Calculate dL" button. Your answer will appear in the dL field.


Conversion Definitions


The following is a list of definitions relating to conversions between centiliters and deciliters.

What is a centiliter (cL)?

A centiliter is a unit of volume in the Metric System. The symbol for centiliter is cL. There are 10 centiliters in a deciliter. The International spelling for this unit is centilitre.

What is a deciliter (dL)?

A deciliter is a unit of volume in the Metric System. The symbol for deciliter is dL. There are 0.1 deciliters in a centiliter. The International spelling for this unit is decilitre.


Conversion Formula


Let"s take a closer look at the conversion formula so that you can do these conversions yourself with a calculator or with an old-fashioned pencil and paper.

The formula to convert from cL to dL is:

dL = cL ÷ 10

Conversion Example


Next, let"s look at an example showing the work and calculations that are involved in converting from centiliters to deciliters (cL to dL).

Centiliter to Deciliter Conversion Example

Task: Convert 250 centiliters to deciliters (show work)Formula:cL ÷ 10 = dLCalculations:250 cL ÷ 10 = 25 dLResult:250 cL is equal to 25 dL
For quick reference purposes, below is a conversion table that you can use to convert from cL to dL.


Centiliters to Deciliters Conversion Chart

centiliters (cL)deciliters (dL)
1 cL0.1 dL
2 cL0.2 dL
3 cL0.3 dL
4 cL0.4 dL
5 cL0.5 dL
6 cL0.6 dL
7 cL0.7 dL
8 cL0.8 dL
9 cL0.9 dL
10 cL1 dL
20 cL2 dL
30 cL3 dL
40 cL4 dL
50 cL5 dL
75 cL7.5 dL
100 cL10 dL
250 cL25 dL
500 cL50 dL
750 cL75 dL
1,000 cL100 dL
2,500 cL250 dL
5,000 cL500 dL
7,500 cL750 dL
10,000 cL1,000 dL
25,000 cL2,500 dL
50,000 cL5,000 dL
75,000 cL7,500 dL
100,000 cL10,000 dL
250,000 cL25,000 dL

The following tables provide a summary of the Volume units (both Fluid Volume units and Cubic Volume units) within their respective measurement systems.

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Fluid Volume Units

UnitSymbolMeasurement SystemDescription
US teaspoonsUS tspUS Customary Units6 US tsp = 1 US fl oz
US tablespoonsUS tbspUS Customary Units1 US tbsp = 3 US tsp
US fluid ouncesUS fl ozUS Customary Units1 US fl oz = 2 US tbsp
US cupsUS cupUS Customary Units1 US cup = 8 US fl oz
US pintsUS ptUS Customary Units1 US pint = 2 US cups
US quartsUS qtUS Customary Units1 US quart = 2 US pints
US gallonsUS galUS Customary Units1 US gallon = 128 US fl oz
Imperial teaspoonsImperial tspImperial System4.8 Imp tsp = 1 Imp fl oz
Imperial tablespoonsImperial tbspImperial System1 Imp tbsp = 3 Imp tsp
Imperial fluid ouncesImperial fl ozImperial System1 Imp fl oz = 1.6 Imp tbsp
Imperial pintsImperial ptImperial System1 Imp pint = 20 Imp fl oz
Imperial quartsImperial qtImperial System1 Imp quart = 2 Imp pints
Imperial gallonsImperial galImperial System1 Imp gallon = 160 Imp fl oz
nanolitersnLMetric System1 L = 1,000,000,000 nL
microlitersμLMetric System1 L = 1,000,000 μL
millilitersmLMetric System1 L = 1,000 mL
centiliterscLMetric System1 L = 100 cL
decilitersdLMetric System1 L = 10 dL
litersLMetric Systembase unit
decalitersdaLMetric System10 L = 1 daL
hectolitershLMetric System100 L = 1 hL
kiloliterskLMetric System1,000 L = 1 kL
megalitersMLMetric System1,000,000 L = 1 ML

Note: There is a difference between US Customary Units and the Imperial System for volume conversions. The US gallon contains 128 US fluid ounces, whereas the Imperial gallon contains 160 Imperial fluid ounces.

Cubic Volume Units

UnitSymbolMeasurement SystemDescription
cubic inchesin3US Customary Units/Imperial System46,656 in3 = 1 yd3
cubic feetft3US Customary Units/Imperial System1 ft3 = 1,728 in3
cubic yardsyd3US Customary Units/Imperial System1 yd3 = 27 ft3
cubic milesmi3US Customary Units/Imperial System1 mi3 = 5,451,776,000 yd3
cubic millimetersmm3Metric System1 m3 = 1,000,000,000 mm3
cubic centimeterscm3Metric System1 m3 = 1,000,000 cm3
cubic decimetersdm3Metric System1 m3 = 1,000 dm3
cubic metersm3Metric Systembase unit
cubic decameterdam3Metric System1 dam3 = 1,000 m3
cubic kilometerkm3Metric System1 km3 = 1,000,000,000 m3

Type--Please select--AngleAreaColorData RatesDigital StorageEnergyFrequencyFuel EconomyLength / DistancePower / ElectricityPressureSpeed / VelocityTemperatureTimeVolumeWeight / Mass
From--Please select--CentiliterCubic CentimeterCubic DecameterCubic DecimeterCubic FeetCubic InchCubic KilometerCubic MeterCubic MileCubic MillimeterCubic YardDecaliterDeciliterHectoliterImperial fl ozImperial gallonImperial pintImperial quartImperial tablespoonImperial teaspoonKiloliterLiterMegaliterMicroliterMilliliterNanoliterUS cupUS fl ozUS gallonUS pintUS quartUS tablespoonUS teaspoon
To--Please select--DecaliterDeciliterHectoliterImperial fl ozImperial gallonImperial pintImperial quartImperial tablespoonImperial teaspoonKiloliterLiterMegaliterMicroliterMilliliterNanoliterUS cupUS fl ozUS gallonUS pintUS quartUS tablespoonUS teaspoon