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kilo

1

[ kee-loh, kil-oh ]

noun

, plural ki·los.
  1. (a word used in communications to represent the letter K. )


kilo-

2
  1. a Greek combining form meaning “thousand,” introduced from French in the nomenclature of the metric system ( kiloliter ); on this model, used in the formation of compound words in other scientific measurements ( kilowatt ).

kilo

1

/ ˈkiːləʊ /

noun

  1. communications a code word for the letter k


kilo-

2

prefix

  1. denoting 10³ (1000) k

    kilometre

  2. (in computer technology) denoting 2 10(1024): kilobyte: in computer usage, kilo- is restricted to sizes of storage (e.g. kilobit ) when it means 1024; in other computer contexts it retains its usual meaning of 1000

kilo

3

/ ˈkiːləʊ /

noun

  1. short for kilogram kilometre

kilo–

  1. A prefix that means:
  2. One thousand, as in kilowatt, one thousand watts.
  3. 2 10 (that is, 1,024), which is the power of 2 closest to 1,000, as in kilobyte.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of kilo1

First recorded in 1865–70; shortened form

Origin of kilo2

< French, representing Greek chī́lioi a thousand
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Word History and Origins

Origin of kilo1

from French, from Greek khilioi thousand
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Example Sentences

Now, more than 1 million people have registered for Zwift, an app where they can obsess daily over their watts per kilo, heart rate, and cadence.

“The type of graphene we are looking at for packaging will currently cost in bulk around $200 per kilo,” says Juliussen.

From Fortune

Sayam has been using the app since 2018, but during the lockdown, the app was particularly effective as Books By Kilo could offer virtual tours of its collection to customers via video calls.

From Quartz

Just a few months ago, an average chicken cost 110 rubles per kilo and Monday it is 130 rubles.

Greason said that an old-fashioned NASA-type government launch costs between $5000 and $8000 per kilo.

This defendant was charged with having a kilo of heroin, serious dealer weight, but he had not been indicted.

The best horsetail hair comes from Latin America, at $25 a kilo.

Rhino horn can fetch up to $60,000 per kilo on the black market.

In twenty years the average price fell from about 235 to 135 marks the 1000 kilo.

On the other side of the fire, reclining upon his elbow, the gnome Kilo is poking the coals with a stick.

One kilo of indigo yields in this manner a very concentrated vat of from 10 to 15 litres.

Look at those great clusters of dates—ten francs a kilo, and we pay sixteen.

Let those who haste to decry modern institutions remember that to-day you can buy bread in Tournus for a few sous the kilo.

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