Definition of Kilogram

1. Noun. One thousand grams; the basic unit of mass adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites. "A kilogram is approximately 2.2 pounds"

Exact synonyms: Kg, Kilo
Generic synonyms: Metric Weight Unit, Weight Unit
Terms within: Hectogram, Hg
Specialized synonyms: Key
Group relationships: Myg, Myriagram

Definition of Kilogram

1. n. A measure of weight, being a thousand grams, equal to 2.2046 pounds avoirdupois (15,432.34 grains). It is equal to the weight of a cubic decimeter of distilled water at the temperature of maximum density, or 39° Fahrenheit.

Definition of Kilogram

1. Noun. In the International System of Units, the base unit of mass; the mass of a specific cylinder of platinum-iridium alloy kept at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures in France. Symbol: kg ¹

2. Noun. (proscribed) ''Hence,'' the unit of weight such that one-kilogram mass is also a one-kilogram weight. ¹

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Definition of Kilogram

1. a unit of mass and weight [n -S]

Medical Definition of Kilogram

1. The SI unit of mass, 1000 g; equivalent to 15,432.358 gr, 2.2046226 lb. Avoirdupois, or 2.6792289 lb. Troy. Abbreviation: kg (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kilogram

kilocycle per second
kilogram (current term)
kilogram calorie
kilogram calories

Literary usage of Kilogram

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1. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1919)
"Railway Tariff for Passengers and Freight (Load and Distance): kilogram, ... Loads and Rates for City Transportation: kilogram. metric toe. ..."

2. The Metric Fallacy: An Investigation of the Claims Made for the Metric by Frederick Arthur Halsey, Samuel Sherman Dale (1920)
"Root Crops at Wholesale: kilogram, quintal. Coffee at Wholesale: Quintal, ... Railway Tariff for Passengers and Freight (Load and Distance): kilogram, ..."

3. Wool and Manufactures of Wool by Bureau of Statistics, Dept. of the Treasury, William Franklin Switzler, United States (1887)
"Felt of wool in pieces, net weight $0.20 per kilogram. measures up to four centimeters in width, not weight. $1.71 per kilogram. Felt of wool (belting) in ..."

4. The Gaseous Metabolism of Infants: With Special Reference to Its Relation to by Francis Gano Benedict, Fritz Bradley Talbot (1914)
"A chart was prepared in which the heat per kilogram per 24 hours is compared with the age at the time of observation, this comparison being given in figure ..."

5. The First Book of World Law: A Compilation of the International Conventions by Raymond Landon Bridgman (1911)
"I franc 50 centimes per kilogram of letters and post cards and 20 centimes per kilogram of other articles, if the distance traversed does not exceed 3000 ..."

6. The Elements of Physics: A College Text-book by Edward Leamington Nichols, William Suddards Franklin (1898)
"The kilogram is the mass of a piece of platinum deposited in the Archives in Paris. The gram, which has been adopted by common agreement as the fundamental ..."

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