kilojoule

noun
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, "Laser fusion reactor approaches ‘burning plasma’ milestone," 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, "New species of water bear uses fluorescent ‘shield’ to survive lethal UV radiation," 13 Oct. 2020 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, cleveland.com, "Ride with Wolverine? Hugh Jackman accidentally posts his Peloton screen name," 1 Mar. 2018

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circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

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“Kilojoule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kilojoule. Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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kilojoule

noun
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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