kilo

noun ki·lo \ ˈkē-(ˌ)lō also ˈki- \
|Updated on: 10 Jun 2018

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First Known Use of kilo

1870

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Kilo

communications code word

Definition of Kilo

used as a code word for the letter k

First Known Use of kilo

1952

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kilo-

combining form

Definition of kilo-

: thousand
  • kiloton

Origin and Etymology of kilo-

French, modification of Greek chilioi


KILO Defined for English Language Learners

kilo-

Definition of kilo- for English Language Learners

  • : thousand


KILO Defined for Kids

kilo

noun ki·lo \ ˈkē-lō \

Definition of kilo for Students

plural kilos

kilo-

prefix

Definition of kilo- for Students

: thousand
  • kilometer

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