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# kilogram

The SI unit of mass, 1000 g; equivalent to 15,432.358 gr, 2.2046226 lb. avoirdupois, or 2.6792289 lb. troy.

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ki·lo·gram or chiefly Brit ki·lo·gramme 'kil-ə-.gram, 'kē-lə- n
1) the base unit of mass in the International System of Units that is equal to the mass of a prototype agreed upon by international convention and that is nearly equal to the mass of 1000 cubic centimeters of water at the temperature of its maximum density
2) a unit of force equal to the weight of a kilogram mass under a gravitational attraction equal to that of the earth

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n.
the SI units of mass equal to 1000 grams and defined in terms of the international prototype (a cylinder of platinum-iridium alloy) kept at Sèvres, near Paris. Symbol: kg.

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kilo·gram (kg) (kilґo-gram) the basic SI unit of mass, being 1000 (103) grams, or equivalent to one cubic decimeter of water at its maximum density; it is defined as the mass equivalent of a platinum-iridium cylinder that constitutes the international prototype kilogram, and is equivalent to 2.204623 pounds avoirdupois.

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