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EtymologyEdit

From French kilogramme; synchronically analyzable as kilo- +‎ gram.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɪləɡɹæm/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: kil‧o‧gram

NounEdit

kilogram (plural kilograms)

  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) 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.)
  • Whilst one kilogram equals 1,000 grams, it is the kilogram and not the gram that is the base unit.

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CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

kilo- +‎ gram

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kilogram m inan

  1. kilogram

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DanishEdit

NounEdit

kilogram n (singular definite kilogrammet, plural indefinite kilogram)

  1. kilogram

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

kilo- +‎ gram

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ki‧lo‧gram

NounEdit

kilogram m (plural kilogrammen, diminutive kilogrammetje n)

  1. kilogram

SynonymsEdit

Further readingEdit

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

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

kilo- +‎ gram

NounEdit

kilogram

  1. kilogram

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

kilo- +‎ gram

NounEdit

kilogram

  1. kilogram

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PolishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From kilo- +‎ gram.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kilogram m inan

  1. kilogram

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

kilo- +‎ gram

NounEdit

kilogram

  1. kilogram

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

kilo- +‎ gram

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

kȉlogram m (Cyrillic spelling ки̏лограм)

  1. kilogram

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • kilogram” in Hrvatski jezični portal

SlovakEdit

EtymologyEdit

kilo- +‎ gram

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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

  1. kilogram

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Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • kilogram in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

TatarEdit

NounEdit

kilogram

  1. kilogram

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TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

kilo- +‎ gram

NounEdit

kilogram

  1. kilogram

Further readingEdit

  • kilogram in Turkish dictionaries at Türk Dil Kurumu