Associations to the word «Kilogram»


KILOGRAM, noun. In the International System of Units, the base unit of mass; conceived of as the mass of one liter of water, and now defined as the mass of a specific cylinder of platinum-iridium alloy kept at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures in France. Symbol: kg
KILOGRAM, noun. (proscribed) Hence, the unit of weight such that a one-kilogram mass is also a one-kilogram weight.
KILOGRAM CALORIE, noun. The amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of a kilogram of water by a degree centigrade: a unit of measure of energy.
KILOGRAM CALORIES, noun. Plural of kilogram calorie

Dictionary definition

KILOGRAM, noun. One thousand grams; the basic unit of mass adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; "a kilogram is approximately 2.2 pounds".

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