kilojoule

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noun ki·lo·joule \ˈki-lə-ˌjül, ˈkē-lə-\

Definition of kilojoule

  1. :  1000 joules; also :  a unit in nutrition equivalent to 0.239 calorie

Origin and Etymology of kilojoule

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1889


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kilojoule

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noun ki·lo·joule \ˈkil-ə-ˌjü(ə)l\

Medical Definition of kilojoule

  1. :  1000 joules; also :  a unit equivalent to 0.239 nutritional calories


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