Currently a unit of volume measurement for liquids that is used in the United States. One gallon is the equivalent to 4 quarts or 3.785 liters. In Britain, the term gallon was a unit in the British Imerial measurement system where it was equivalent to 4.546 liters.
Resources and Citations
- ASTM, "Standard Terminology Relating to Paint, Varnish, Lacquer and Related Products", Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Section 6, Paints, Related Coatings and Aromatics, ASTM, D16, 7-Jan, Jul-96
- The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998