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Meaning of “kilogram” in the English Dictionary

"kilogram" in British English

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kilogramnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkɪl.ə.ɡræm/ (written abbreviation kg)
A2 a ​unit of ​massequal to 1,000 ​grams

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(Definition of kilogram from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"kilogram" in American English

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kilogramnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkɪl·əˌɡræm/ (abbreviation kg, short form kilo,  /ˈki·loʊ/ )
a ​unit of ​measurement of ​weightequal to 1000 ​grams or 2.2 ​pounds
(Definition of kilogram from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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kilogramnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkɪləʊɡræm/ (also kilo, abbreviation kg)
MEASURES a ​unit of ​measurement of ​weightequal to 1000 ​grams, or ​approximately 2.2 ​pounds: These ​scalesmeasure in kilograms.
(Definition of kilogram from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “kilogram”
in Korean 킬로그램(1000그램)…
in Arabic كيلو جِرام…
in Malaysian kilogram…
in Russian килограмм…
in Chinese (Traditional) 千克,公斤…
in Italian chilogrammo…
in Turkish kilogram…
in Polish kilogram…
in Spanish kilo, kilogramo…
in Vietnamese kilogram…
in Portuguese quilograma…
in Thai กิโลกรัม…
in Catalan quilogram…
in Japanese キログラム(重さの単位)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 千克,公斤…
in Indonesian kilogram…
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