kilogram

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EtymologyEdit

From French kilogramme, composed of kilo- + gramme.

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

kilogram (plural kilograms)

A one-kilogram weight.
  1. 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
  2. (proscribed) Hence, the unit of weight such that a one-kilogram mass is also a one-kilogram weight.

Usage notesEdit

  • (proscribed, unit of weight): The use of the kilogram as a unit of weight is somewhat imprecise, as weight can change while mass remains constant. The weight of a one-kilogram mass will depend on its location, because the pull of gravity varies from one place to another. It is therefore frequently proscribed, but is nonetheless in wide use (e.g., a person's weight in kilograms). (The same imprecision and proscription also occur with many other words pertaining to weight and mass, such as the verb weigh.)

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CzechEdit

NounEdit

kilogram m

  1. kilogram

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DutchEdit

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NounEdit

kilogram m (plural kilogrammen, diminutive kilogrammetje n)

  1. kilogram

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PolishEdit

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kilogram m

  1. kilogram

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kîloɡram/
  • Hyphenation: ki‧log‧ram

NounEdit

kȉlogram m (Cyrillic spelling ки̏лограм)

  1. kilogram

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SlovakEdit

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kilogram m (genitive singular kilogramu, nominative plural kilogramy), declension pattern dub

  1. kilogram

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TatarEdit

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kilogram

  1. kilogram

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Last modified on 28 March 2014, at 19:11