Meaning of “kilometre” in the English Dictionary

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"kilometre" in British English

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kilometrenoun [ C ]

UK US kilometer uk /ˈkɪl.əˌmiː.tər/ us /kɪˈlɑː.mə.t̬ɚ/ written abbreviation km

A2 a unit of measurement equal to 1,000 metres

Examples

  • He walks two kilometres to work every morning.
  • They were going at about 60 kilometres an hour when their car hit the tree.
  • We travelled northeastwards for about 250 kilometres.
  • A few kilometres from the crowded beaches of Spain's Mediterranean coast, many once-thriving villages stand deserted and in ruins.
  • According to the map, the village lies about 10 kilometres to the east of here.

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

"kilometre" in Business English

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kilometrenoun [ C ]

UK US kilometer uk /kɪˈlɒmɪtər, ˈkɪləˌmiːtər/ us abbreviation km

MEASURES a unit of measurement of length equal to 1000 metres, or approximately 0.62 miles

(Definition of “kilometre” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)