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# How many ounces are in a cup?

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One cup contains 8 fluid ounces. The measurement of 1 cup is defined as a unit of capacity equal to 8 fluid ounces (237 milliliters), 16 tablespoons or 1 half-pint.

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A cup is a measurement of volume which is why it is defined as equivalent to 8 fluid ounces, or 8 ounces of liquid. Dry materials can also be measured using cup units. In baking, for example, flour and sugar are frequently measured in cups.

A measuring cup is a physical container meant to hold 8 ounces. It is usually clear, and smaller units of measurement are marked on the outside using markers, including 1/2 cup, 1/3 cup and 1/4 cup.

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There are approximately 2.6 ounces in one-third cup. Convert cup measurements to ounces by multiplying the cup measurement by 8, which is the number of fluid ounces in 1 cup. Other common conversions to ounces are one-third to 0.33, one-half to 0.5, one-fourth to 0.25 and one-eighth to 0.125.

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One U.S. customary cup is equal to 8 fluid ounces, but not all coffee cups people use actually equal the amount in a standardized U.S. cup. Therefore, it is impossible to say that all cups equal 8 ounces, or any particular amount.

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There are 5 1/3 ounces in 2/3 of a cup. One cup is the equivalent of 8 ounces, and 2/3 of 8 is 5 1/3.