# kilogram

## English

### Etymology

From French kilogramme. By surface analysis, kilo- +‎ gram.

### Pronunciation

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

### Noun

kilogram (plural kilograms)

1. In the International System of Units, the base unit of mass; conceived of as the mass of one litre of water, but now defined by taking the fixed numerical value of the Planck constant h to be 6.626 070 15 × 10-34 when expressed in units of kg⋅m2⋅s−1. Symbol: kg
2. The unit of weight such that a one-kilogram mass is also a one-kilogram weight.

#### Usage notes

• (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.

## Czech

### Etymology

From kilo- +‎ gram.

### Pronunciation

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

### Noun

kilogram m inan

1. kilogram
Synonym: kilo

#### Declension

• kilogram”, in Příruční slovník jazyka českého (in Czech), 1935-1957
• kilogram”, in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého (in Czech), 1960–1971, 1989

## Danish

### Noun

kilogram n (singular definite kilogrammet, plural indefinite kilogram)

1. kilogram

## Dutch

### Pronunciation

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

### Noun

kilogram m (plural kilogrammen, diminutive kilogrammetje n)

1. kilogram

#### Synonyms

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

kilogram

1. kilogram

kilogram

1. kilogram

## Polish

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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### Etymology

From kilo- +‎ gram.

### Pronunciation

• IPA(key): /kiˈlɔɡ.ram/
•  Audio: (file)
• Rhymes: -ɔɡram
• Syllabification: ki‧log‧ram

### Noun

kilogram m inan

1. kilogram
Synonym: (colloquial) kilo

#### Declension

• kilogram in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
• kilogram in Polish dictionaries at PWN

## Romanian

### Etymology

From kilo- +‎ gram.

### Pronunciation

• IPA(key): /ki.lo.ˈɡram/
•  Audio: (file)
• Rhymes: -am
• Hyphenation: ki‧lo‧gram

kilogram

1. kilogram

## Serbo-Croatian

### Etymology

From kilo- +‎ gram.

### Pronunciation

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

### Noun

kȉlogram m (Cyrillic spelling ки̏лограм)

1. kilogram

#### Declension

• kilogram” in Hrvatski jezični portal

## Slovak

### Etymology

From kilo- +‎ gram.

### Noun

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

1. kilogram

#### Derived terms

• kilogram”, in Slovníkový portál Jazykovedného ústavu Ľ. Štúra SAV [Dictionary portal of the Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Science] (in Slovak), https://slovnik.juls.savba.sk, 2024

kilogram

1. kilogram

kilogram

1. kilogram