kilometre

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EtymologyEdit

From French kilomètre, from Ancient Greek χίλιοι (khílioi, thousand) + μέτρον (métron, measure).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɪləˌmiːtə/, /kɪˈlɒmɪtə/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /kəˈlɑmɪtəɹ/, /ˈkɪləˌmitəɹ/

NounEdit

kilometre (plural kilometres)

  1. (official BIPM spelling, British spelling, Canadian spelling, Australian, New Zealand, Irish, Indian and South African spelling) (metrology) An SI unit of length equal to 103 metres. Symbol: km

SynonymsEdit

  • klick (military slang, used when referring to distance)
  • km (official SI symbol)

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