ki·​lo·​joule | \ ˈki-lə-ˌjül How to pronounce kilojoule (audio) , ˈkē-lə- \

Definition of kilojoule

: 1000 joules also : a unit in nutrition equivalent to 0.239 calorie

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Recent Examples on the Web But shots in the first 3 years of the ignition campaign only yielded about 1 kilojoule (kJ) of energy each, short of the 21 kJ pumped into the capsule by the x-ray pulse and far short of the 1.8 megajoules (MJ) in the original laser pulse. Daniel Clery, Science | AAAS, 23 Nov. 2020 The dose of 1 kilojoule per square meter, which killed bacteria and roundworms after just 5 minutes, was lethal to Hypsibius exemplaris tardigrades at 15 minutes; most died after 24 hours. Lakshmi Supriya, Science | AAAS, 13 Oct. 2020 The energy content varies from 80 kilojoules (kJs) to 150 kJs per 100ml compared to zero for water. Alexandra Hansen, Quartzy, 5 Nov. 2019 These include coconut cream, sugar, other fruit juices, vitamin C, and added flavors which add to its kilojoule content. Alexandra Hansen, Quartzy, 5 Nov. 2019 As befits a fellow whose characters rarely can work up the kilojoules needed to produce an emphatic shrug, though, Jarmusch has remained a recessive figure in the culture. Kyle Smith, National Review, 11 June 2019 One such rider posted his stats on Instagram: 17.49 miles biked, 960 calories burned, 699 kilojoules of total ride output. Cheryl Wischhover, Vox, 14 Nov. 2018 On Wednesday, Jackman scored his personal best on the Peloton-- 699 kilojoules output and 960 calories burned! Joey Morona,, 1 Mar. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of kilojoule

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

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ki·​lo·​joule | \ ˈkil-ə-ˌjü(ə)l How to pronounce kilojoule (audio) \

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: 1000 joules also : a unit equivalent to 0.239 nutritional calories

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