Other definitions for kilo- (2 of 2)
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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How to use kilo in a sentence
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.A Sax Player, Then a Suspect After Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Final Act | Michael Daly | February 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The best horsetail hair comes from Latin America, at $25 a kilo.Savoir Beds’ Royal State Bed: Just Perfect, If You Have $175,000 | Daniel Gross | June 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Rhino horn can fetch up to $60,000 per kilo on the black market.William Attacks 'Selfish and Ignorant' Rhino Poachers | Tom Sykes | June 19, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
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.The Saxons | Edwin Davies Schoonmaker
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.Sea and Sardinia | D. H. Lawrence
Let those who haste to decry modern institutions remember that to-day you can buy bread in Tournus for a few sous the kilo.Burgundy: The Splendid Duchy | Percy Allen
British Dictionary definitions for kilo (2 of 3)
communications a code word for the letter k
British Dictionary definitions for kilo- (3 of 3)
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
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Scientific definitions for kilo-
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.
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