Etymology: Ancient Greek (term, sc=polytonic, -, tr=chilio-, , kilo-) + (term, gram)
- 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.
- (proscribed) Hence, the unit of weight such that one-kilogram mass is also a one-kilogram weight.
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