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kilogram

noun ki·lo·gram \-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
KILOGRAM Defined for Kids

kilogram

noun ki·lo·gram \ˈki-lə-ˌgram\

Definition of KILOGRAM for Kids

:  a metric unit of weight equal to 1000 grams
Medical Dictionary

kilogram

noun ki·lo·gram

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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