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From French kilomètre, from Ancient Greek χίλιοι (khílioi, thousand) + μέτρον (métron, measure); equivalent to kilo- +‎ metre.

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

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kilometre (plural kilometres)

  1. (metrology) An SI unit of length equal to 103 metres. Symbol: km

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  • klick (military slang, used when referring to distance)
  • klom (mainly in science fiction)
  • km (official SI symbol)

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kilometre

  1. inflection of kilometrar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative