Origin of kilo
- 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).
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Examples from the Web for kilo
This defendant was charged with having a kilo of heroin, serious dealer weight, but he had not been indicted.A Sax Player, Then a Suspect After Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Final Act
February 7, 2014
The best horsetail hair comes from Latin America, at $25 a kilo.Savoir Beds’ Royal State Bed: Just Perfect, If You Have $175,000
June 27, 2013
That about a kilo is at issue in Moldova makes talk of a warhead far off, but it is hardly harmless.A New Nuclear Scare Rocks Eastern Europe
Owen Matthews, Anna Nemtsova
June 30, 2011
We prefer to use about five litres of the liquid to each one kilo.Researches on Cellulose
C. F. Cross
Magkupras mig ipatimbang, We will make copra to sell by the kilo.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan
John U. Wolff
Kilo rakes a coal from the fire and blows the ashes from it.The Saxons
Edwin Davies Schoonmaker
Well, I waked this morning just after sunrise with a feeling that Kilo was there staring at me.Angel Island
Inez Haynes Gillmore
As a rule, all duties in Cuba are levied by the kilo and hundred kilos.Industrial Cuba
Robert P. Porter
- communications a code word for the letter k
- denoting 10³ (1000)kilometre Symbol: k
- (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
Word Origin and History for kilo
1870, shortening of kilogram. Slang shortening key (in drug trafficking) is attested from 1968.
word-forming element meaning "one thousand," introduced in French 1795, when the metric system was officially adopted there, from Greek khilioi "thousand," of unknown origin.
- One thousand (103):kilogram.
- A prefix that means:
- One thousand, as in kilowatt, one thousand watts.
- 210 (that is, 1,024), which is the power of 2 closest to 1,000, as in kilobyte.