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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɪləˌmiːtə/, /kɪˈlɒmɪtə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /kəˈlɒmɪtɚ/, /ˈkɪləˌmiːtɚ/
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NounEdit

kilometre (plural kilometres)

  1. (British spelling, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, Irish 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)
  • Km (chiefly American, in non-scientific usage, such as in road signs)

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