ki·​lo·​pas·​cal | \ ˌki-lə-ˌpa-ˈskal How to pronounce kilopascal (audio) \

Definition of kilopascal

: 1000 pascals

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Watch Out for These Science Events in 2020," 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, "Cool New Robot Can Grab Squishy Fish Without Hurting Them," 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, "Just a Regular Old Robotic Tail Made for Humans, Nothing to See Here," 7 Aug. 2019

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1978, in the meaning defined above

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“Kilopascal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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