ki·​lo·​pas·​cal ˌki-lə-ˌpa-ˈskal How to pronounce kilopascal (audio)
: 1000 pascals

Examples of kilopascal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The cordless vacuum is extra powerful and has two suction settings, 9kPa and 5kPa (kilopascals, a measurement of suction pressure). Lauren Taylor, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 June 2023 And 166 kilopascals of pressure from the water times the 1.5 square meters of the door equaled 249,000 newtons of aquatic force shoving against the door. Rachel Lance, Wired, 7 Apr. 2020 Pressure to perform Physicists hope to achieve their dream of creating a material that conducts electricity with no resistance at room temperature — although, for now, such superconducting materials work only at pressures of millions of kilopascals. Davide Castelvecchi, Scientific American, 30 Dec. 2019 Sinatra says that a contact pressure (the force created by two objects pushing away from each other) of 1 kilopascals (kPa) or more could potentially squish the fragile jellies. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, 28 Aug. 2019 This setup allows each muscle on the Arque to manage 0.8 kilopascals (kPa), or approximately 0.12 psi. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, 7 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use

1978, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of kilopascal was in 1978

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“Kilopascal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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