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"kilo" in British English

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kilonoun [C]

uk   /ˈkiː.ləʊ/  us   /-loʊ/ (plural kilos)
A2 a ​kilogram: a 200 kilo ​block of ​concrete

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kilo-prefix

uk   us   /kɪl.ə-/
(Definition of kilo from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"kilo-" in American English

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kilo-prefix

one thousand, used in ​units of ​measure: kilometer kilowatt
(Definition of kilo- from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"kilo" in Business English

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kilonoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkiːləʊ/ (plural kilos)
MEASURES a kilogram : Each ​packweighs about five kilos.

kilo-prefix

uk   us   /kɪlə-/
MEASURES used to ​form words that ​mean one thousand ​times the ​statedunit: kilowatt kilohertz
(Definition of kilo from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “kilo”
in Arabic كيلو جِرام…
in Korean “kilogram”의 약어…
in Portuguese quilograma…
in Catalan forma abreujada de “kilogram”: quilogram…
in Japanese “kilogram’’ の略:キロ(グラム)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 千…
in Turkish bin anlamında ön ek…
in Russian тысяча…
in Chinese (Traditional) 千…
in Italian abbreviazione scritta di “kilogram”: chilo…
in Polish kilo-…
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