What does kilogram mean?

Definitions for kilogramˈkɪl əˌgræm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kilogram, kg, kilo(noun)

    one thousand grams; the basic unit of mass adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites

    "a kilogram is approximately 2.2 pounds"


  1. kilogram(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

  2. kilogram(Noun)

    Hence, the unit of weight such that one-kilogram mass is also a one-kilogram weight.

  3. Origin: From kilogramme, composed of kilo- + gramme.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kilogram(noun)

    alt. of Kilogramme


  1. Kilogram

    The kilogram or kilogramme, is the base unit of mass in the International System of Units and is defined as being equal to the mass of the International Prototype of the Kilogram. The avoirdupois pound, used in both the Imperial system and U.S. customary units, is defined as exactly 0.45359237 kg, making one kilogram approximately equal to 2.2046 avoirdupois pounds. The gram was originally defined in 1795 as the mass of one cubic centimeter of water at 4°C, making the kilogram equal to the mass of one liter of water. The prototype kilogram, manufactured in 1799 and from which the current kilogram is based has a mass equal to the mass of 1.000025 liters of water. The kilogram is the only SI base unit with an SI prefix as part of its name. It is also the only SI unit that is still directly defined by an artifact rather than a fundamental physical property that can be reproduced in different laboratories. Four of the seven base units in the SI system are defined relative to the kilogram so its stability is important. The International Prototype Kilogram was commissioned by the General Conference on Weights and Measures under the authority of the Metre Convention, and is in the custody of the International Bureau for Weights and Measures who hold it on behalf of the CGPM. After the International Prototype Kilogram had been found to vary in mass over time, the International Committee for Weights and Measures recommended in 2005 that the kilogram be redefined in terms of a fundamental constant of nature. At its 2011 meeting, the General Conference on Weights and Measures agreed in principle that the kilogram should be redefined in terms of the Planck constant, but deferred a final decision until its next meeting, scheduled for 2014.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Kilogram

    A compound unit; one thousand grams; 2.2046 pounds avds.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kilogram in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kilogram in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Farmer Phub Zam:

    Of all my vegetables, broccoli is the most sought after, each kilogram sells for 90 rupees ($1.40).

  2. Peter Gerber:

    Yields, or the average price per kilogram of freight, are down 15-20 percent compared with last year, it's a landslide.

  3. Alexander Bortnikov:

    According to an analysis by our specialists, a homemade bomb containing up to 1 kilogram of TNT detonated during the flight, causing the plane to break up in mid air, which explains why parts of the fuselage were spread over such a large distance, we can unequivocally say it was a terrorist act.

  4. John Martin:

    A kilogram of fentanyl wholesale is about $3,500 to $5,000. The pill press, let's say you buy it for about $1,000 and the die for $100, that's not a huge investment. You get the binding material ... on the dark net, and you can start making these pills, so there's huge profit to be made on these counterfeit pills.

  5. Philip Lubin:

    We could propel a 100 kilogram robotic craft to Mars in a few days. If you want to push something like shuttle class, it takes you roughly in order of month to get there, within 25 year light of Earth, there are actually quite a few potential exoplanets and habitable things to visit - that may be habitable. We don’t know of course. There are many targets to choose from. The closest is Alpha Centauri, which is about four light years away.

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