Kilogram



[kil-uh-gram] /ˈkɪl əˌgræm/

noun
1.
a unit of mass equal to 1000 grams: the basic unit of mass in the (SI), equal to the mass of the international prototype of the kilogram, a platinum-iridium cylinder kept in Sèvres, France.
Abbreviation: kg.
2.
a unit of force and weight, equal to the force that produces an acceleration of 9.80665 meters per second per second when acting on a mass of one kilogram.
Abbreviation: kg.
/ˈkɪləʊˌɡræm/
noun
1.
one thousand grams
2.
the basic SI unit of mass, equal to the mass of the international prototype held by the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures. One kilogram is equivalent to 2.204 62 pounds
n.

“one thousand grams,” 1797, from French kilogramme (1795); see kilo- + gram.

kilogram kil·o·gram (kĭl’ə-grām’)
n.

Abbr. kg The base unit of mass in the International System of Units, equal to 1,000 grams (2.2046 pounds).
kilogram
(kĭl’ə-grām’)
The basic unit of mass in the metric system, equal to 1,000 grams (2.2 pounds). See Table at measurement.
kilogram [(kil-uh-gram, kee-luh-gram)]

A unit of mass in the metric system, equal to one thousand grams. The weight of a one-kilogram mass is slightly over two pounds.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Kilogram-calorie

    noun, Thermodynamics. 1. . noun 1. another name for Calorie kilogram calorie n. See calorie.

  • Kilogram-force

    [kil-uh-gram-fawrs, -fohrs] /ˈkɪl əˌgræmˈfɔrs, -ˈfoʊrs/ noun, Physics. 1. a meter-kilogram-second unit of force, equal to the force that produces an acceleration equal to the acceleration of gravity, when acting on a mass of one kilogram. Abbreviation: kgf.



  • Kilogram-meter

    [kil-uh-gram-mee-ter] /ˈkɪl əˌgræmˈmi tər/ noun, Physics. 1. a meter-kilogram-second unit of work or energy, equal to the work done by a force of one kilogram when its point of application moves through a distance of one meter in the direction of the force; approximately 7.2 foot-pounds. Abbreviation: kg-m. kilogram-meter n. A unit of energy and […]

  • Kilohertz

    [kil-uh-hurts] /ˈkɪl əˌhɜrts/ noun, plural kilohertz, kilohertzes. Physics. 1. a unit of frequency, equal to 1000 cycles per second. Abbreviation: kHz. /ˈkɪləʊˌhɜːts/ noun 1. one thousand hertz; one thousand cycles per second kHz kilohertz (kĭl’ə-hûrts’) A unit of frequency equal to 1,000 cycles per second (1,000 hertz). It is used in the measurement of radio, […]



Disclaimer: Kilogram definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.