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Kilometers

[ki-lom-i-ter, kil-uh-mee‐] /kɪˈlɒm ɪ tər, ˈkɪl əˌmi‐/

noun
1.
a unit of length, the common measure of distances equal to 1000 meters, and equivalent to 3280.8 feet or 0.621 mile.
Abbreviation: km.
n.

1810, from French kilomètre (1795); see kilo- + meter (n.2). Related: Kilometric.
kilometer
(kĭ-lŏm’ĭ-tər, kĭl’ə-mē’tər)
A unit of length in the metric system equal to 1,000 meters (0.62 mile). See Table at measurement.
kilometer [(ki-lom-uh-tuhr, kil-uh-mee-tuhr)]

In the metric system, one thousand meters, or about five-eighths of a mile.

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• Kilometre

[ki-lom-i-ter, kil-uh-mee‐] /kɪˈlɒm ɪ tər, ˈkɪl əˌmi‐/ noun 1. a unit of length, the common measure of distances equal to 1000 meters, and equivalent to 3280.8 feet or 0.621 mile. Abbreviation: km. /kɪˈlɒmɪtə; ˈkɪləˌmiːtə/ noun 1. one thousand metres, equal to 0.621371 miles km n. chiefly British English spelling of kilometer; also see -re. n. […]

• Kiloparsec

[kil-uh-pahr-sek] /ˈkɪl əˌpɑrˌsɛk/ noun 1. a unit of distance, equal to 1000 . Abbreviation: kpc.

• Kiloton

[kil-uh-tuhn] /ˈkɪl əˌtʌn/ noun 1. a unit of weight, equal to 1000 . 2. an explosive force equal to that of 1000 of TNT. /ˈkɪləʊˌtʌn/ noun 1. one thousand tons 2. an explosive power, esp of a nuclear weapon, equal to the power of 1000 tons of TNT

• Kilovolt

[kil-uh-vohlt] /ˈkɪl əˌvoʊlt/ noun, Electricity. 1. a unit of electromotive force, equal to 1000 . Abbreviation: kV, kv. /ˈkɪləʊˌvəʊlt/ noun 1. one thousand volts kV

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