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kil·o·gram

 (kĭl′ə-grăm′)
n.
1. Abbr. kg The base unit of mass in the International System, equal to 1,000 grams (2.2046 pounds). See Table at measurement.
2. Kilogram force.

kilogram

or

kilogramme

n
1. (Units) one thousand grams
2. (Units) the basic SI unit of mass, equal to the mass of the international prototype held by the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures. One kilogram is equivalent to 2.204 62 pounds
Symbol: kg

kil•o•gram

(ˈkɪl əˌgræm)

n.
1. a unit of mass equal to 1000 grams: the base SI unit of mass; its international prototype, a platinum-iridium cylinder, is kept in Sèvres, France. Abbr.: kg See table at measure.
2. a unit of force, equal to the force that produces an acceleration of 9.80665 meters per second per second when acting on a mass of one kilogram. Abbr.: kg Also, esp. Brit.,kil′o•gramme`.
[1790–1800; < French]

kil·o·gram

(kĭl′ə-grăm′)
The basic unit of mass in the metric system, equal to 1,000 grams (2.2 pounds). See Table at measurement. See Note at weight.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kilogram - one thousand gramskilogram - one thousand grams; the basic unit of mass adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; "a kilogram is approximately 2.2 pounds"
metric weight unit, weight unit - a decimal unit of weight based on the gram
hectogram, hg - 100 grams
key - a kilogram of a narcotic drug; "they were carrying two keys of heroin"
myg, myriagram - one ten thousandth of a centner
Translations
كيلوغرام
kilogram
kilogramma
किलो
kilogramm
kilogram
キロキログラム
킬로그램
kilokilograms
kilokilogram

kilogram

kilogramme [ˈkɪləʊgræm] Nkilo(gramo) m

kilogram

kilogramme [ˈkɪləgræm] nkilogramme m

kilogram

kilogramme [ˈkɪləʊgræm] nchilogrammo

kilogram(me)

(ˈkiləgrӕm) (often abbreviated to kilo (ˈkiːlou) plural ˈkilos) noun
a unit of weight equal to 1,000 gram(me)s.

kilogram, kilo

(fam) n kilogramo, kilo (fam)
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That point--which much like the sacrosanct kilogram prototype is an arbitrary quantity chosen by humans--is the triple point of water, a particular temperature and pressure at which liquid, gas and solid phases of water coexist.
Those masses can be a millionth the size of the kilogram prototype cylinder, increasing the uncertainty in the measurement.
In 1875, the Meter Convention founded the "Comite International des Poids et Mesures" (CIPM), which took the responsibility of manufacturing replicas of the meter and kilogram prototypes, and the "Bureau International des Poids et Mesures" (BIPM) whose function would be to serve as the custodian of the prototypes, carry out future international comparisons, and serve as the cente r for disseminating the metric system.