Etymology
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kilogram (n.)

"one thousand grams," standard of mass in the metric system, 1797, from French kilogramme (1795); see kilo- + gram.

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Definitions of kilogram

kilogram (n.)
one thousand grams; the basic unit of mass adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites;
a kilogram is approximately 2.2 pounds
Synonyms: kg / kilo
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