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

Examples of kilojoule in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The energy content varies from 80 kilojoules (kJs) to 150 kJs per 100ml compared to zero for water. Alexandra Hansen, Quartzy, "The health benefits of coconut water have been greatly overstated," 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, "The health benefits of coconut water have been greatly overstated," 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, "If Hipsters Became Zombies, Could We Tell the Difference?," 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, "Peloton’s $2,000 stationary bike has totally disrupted working out at home," 14 Nov. 2018 On Wednesday, Jackman scored his personal best on the Peloton-- 699 kilojoules output and 960 calories burned! Joey Morona,, "Ride with Wolverine? Hugh Jackman accidentally posts his Peloton screen name," 1 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of kilojoule

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of kilojoule was circa 1889

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“Kilojoule.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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

Medical Definition of kilojoule

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

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