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See also: kilo, Kilo, kiló, kilö, and kíló

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French, kilo- irregularly derived from Ancient Greek χίλιοι (khílioi, one thousand). The etymologically "correct" form would be chili- or chilo-, resulting in forms such as chiliasme (chiliasm) or chilopode (centipede); but the French, when creating the prefix, had to avoid a possible (standard) pronunciation of chi as /ʃi/, too close to the vulgar verb chier.

PrefixEdit

SI prefix
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kilo-

  1. In the International System of Units and other metric systems of units, multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 1,000. Symbol: k
  2. (computing) Multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 210 (1024)

Usage notesEdit

  • The usage of kilo as a 1024x multiplier in computing is considered obsolete in some groups, but others continue to use it this way.[1] See kibi-.

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TranslationsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • kilo- at OneLook Dictionary Search

AnagramsEdit


AlbanianEdit

PrefixEdit

kilo-

  1. kilo-

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • kilo- in Fjalor i gjuhës së sotme shqipe at shkenca.org

BasqueEdit

PrefixEdit

kilo-

  1. kilo-

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • kilogramo in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus

CatalanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French kilo-, from Ancient Greek χίλιοι (khílioi, thousand).

PrefixEdit

kilo-

  1. kilo- (SI prefix expressing 103 of the base unit)

Usage notesEdit

The letter k is not normally used in Catalan. Instead, Catalan orthography calls for using the qu digraph to represent the /k/ sound before an e or an i. Therefor, when the metric system was introduced into Catalan, the prefix kilo- was originally spelled quilo-. With the advent of k as a standard international abbreviation, usage of kilo- has become not only acceptable, but also more common than the traditional spelling. However, traditionalists still insist upon the use of quilo-.

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CzechEdit

DanishEdit

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kilo-

  1. kilo-

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DutchEdit

 
Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
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EtymologyEdit

From French kilo-.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

PrefixEdit

kilo-

  1. kilo-

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • kilogram” in Van Dale Onlinewoordenboek, Van Dale Lexicografie, 2007.

EsperantoEdit

PrefixEdit

kilo-

  1. kilo-

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • kilogramo in Fundamento de Esperanto by L. L. Zamenhof, 1905

EstonianEdit

PrefixEdit

kilo-

  1. kilo-

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Further readingEdit

  • kilo- in Eesti keele seletav sõnaraamat

FinnishEdit

PrefixEdit

kilo-

  1. kilo-

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • kilo- in Kielitoimiston sanakirja

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

See English kilo-.

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kilo-

  1. kilo-

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GermanEdit

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kilo-

  1. kilo-

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HungarianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈkilo]
  • Hyphenation: ki‧lo

PrefixEdit

kilo-

  1. (noun prefix) kilo-
    méter (meter)kilométer (kilometer)

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

  • kilométer in Hungarian–English dictionary at SZTAKI

IdoEdit

PrefixEdit

kilo-

  1. kilo-

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • kilogram-o in Ido-English Dictionary by L. H. Dyer, 1924

ItalianEdit

PrefixEdit

kilo-

  1. (sciences) kilo-

SynonymsEdit

  • chilo- (in more general usage)

Further readingEdit

  • kilo- in Dizionario Italiano Olivetti

LatvianEdit

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kilo-

  1. kilo-

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LithuanianEdit

NounEdit

kilo-

  1. kilo-

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

NounEdit

kilo-

  1. kilo-

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

kilo-

  1. kilo-

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PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

kilo-

  1. kilo-

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • kilo- in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

PrefixEdit

kilo-

  1. Alternative spelling of quilo-

RomanianEdit

PrefixEdit

kilo-

  1. kilo-

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

PrefixEdit

kilo-

  1. kilo-

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • kilo-” in Hrvatski jezični portal

SlovakEdit

PrefixEdit

kilo-

  1. kilo-

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • kilo- in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

SloveneEdit

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

kȋlo-

  1. kilo-

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • kilo-” in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU - portal Fran

SpanishEdit

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kilo-

  1. kilo-

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SwedishEdit

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kilo-

  1. kilo-

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TurkishEdit

PrefixEdit

kilo-

  1. kilo-

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • kilogram in Turkish dictionaries at Türk Dil Kurumu