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noun 
  1. 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.
  2. (proscribed) Hence, the unit of weight such that one-kilogram mass is also a one-kilogram weight.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: kilogram(nl)m
  • French: kilo(fr, kilogramme, m}}, t+, fr)m
  • German: (t, de, Kilogramm, n)
  • Italian: chilogrammo(it)m, chilo(it)m
  • Spanish: kilogramo(es)m
Etymology: Ancient Greek (term, sc=polytonic, -, tr=chilio-, , kilo-) + (term, gram)


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