kilometre

See also: kilòmetre

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EtymologyEdit

From French kilomètre, from Ancient Greek χίλιοι (khilioi, thousand) + μέτρον (metron, measure).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɪləˌmiːtə/, /kɪˈlɒmɪˌtə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /kəˈlɑmətɚ/, [kʰəˈɫɑmɪ̈ɾɚ], /ˈkɪləˌmitɚ/
  • (file)

NounEdit

kilometre (plural kilometres)

  1. (UK, Canada) (metrology) An SI unit of length equal to 103 metres.

SynonymsEdit

  • klick (military slang, used when referring to distance)
  • km (official SI symbol)
  • Km (chiefly American, in non-scientific usage, such as in road signs)

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Last modified on 16 April 2014, at 16:51