ki·​lo·​par·​sec ˈki-lə-ˌpär-ˌsek How to pronounce kiloparsec (audio) ˈkē-lə- How to pronounce kiloparsec (audio)
: 1000 parsecs

Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kiloparsec was in 1922

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“Kiloparsec.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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