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[kil-uh-tuhn] /ˈkɪl əˌtʌn/

a unit of weight, equal to 1000 .
an explosive force equal to that of 1000 of TNT.
one thousand tons
an explosive power, esp of a nuclear weapon, equal to the power of 1000 tons of TNT


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  • Kilovoltage

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    [kil-uh-vohlt-am-peer, -am-peer] /ˈkɪl əˌvoʊltˈæm pɪər, -æmˈpɪər/ noun 1. an electrical unit, equal to 1000 volt-amperes. Abbreviation: kVA, kva.

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    [kil-uh-wot] /ˈkɪl əˌwɒt/ noun 1. a unit of power, equal to 1000 . Abbreviation: kW, kw. /ˈkɪləʊˌwɒt/ noun 1. one thousand watts kW n. 1884, from kilo- + watt. Kilowatt hour is from 1892. Related: Kilowattage. kilowatt (kĭl’ə-wŏt’) A unit of power equal to 1,000 watts. kilowatt [(kil-uh-waht)] One thousand watts. (See power.)

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