kilogram

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ki·lo·gram

noun \-ˌgram\

: a unit of weight equal to 1,000 grams

Full Definition of KILOGRAM

1
:  the base unit of mass in the International System of Units that is equal to the mass of a prototype agreed upon by international convention and that is nearly equal to the mass of 1000 cubic centimeters of water at the temperature of its maximum density — see metric system table
2
:  a unit of force or weight equal to the weight of a kilogram mass under a gravitational attraction equal to that of the earth

Origin of KILOGRAM

French kilogramme, from kilo- + gramme gram
First Known Use: 1797

ki·lo·gram

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of KILOGRAM

1
: the base unit of mass in the International System of Units that is equal to the mass of a prototype agreed upon by international convention and that is nearly equal to the mass of 1000 cubic centimeters of water at the temperature of its maximum density
2
: a unit of force equal to the weight of a kilogram mass under a gravitational attraction equal to that of the earth

Variants of KILOGRAM

ki·lo·gram or chiefly British ki·lo·gramme \ˈkil-ə-ˌgram, ˈkē-lə-\

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