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Why "a liter of water" but not "a 100ºC of water"?

I believe what you are seeing is the difference between Partitive and a normal DP. Partitive indicates that the phrase is about a quantified subset of a bigger set of objects. Some languages even have ...
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Materialization of nouns by adjectives

"Car" picks out a set, the set of cars. It is not particularly abstract, but it is large. "Red car" picks out the intersection of red things and cars, which is a subset of the set ...
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