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kil·o·gram / ˈkiləˌgram/ (Brit. also kil·o·gramme) (abbr.: kg) • n. the SI unit of mass, equivalent to the international standard kept at Sèvres near Paris (approx. 2.205 lb).

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kilogram Symbol kg. The SI unit of mass defined as a mass equal to that of the international platinum–iridium prototype kept by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures at Sèvres, near Paris.

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kilogram (symbol kg) SI unit of mass, defined as the mass of the international prototype cylinder of platinum-iridium kept at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures near Paris. One kilogram is equal to 1000g (2.2lb).

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kilogram (kil-ŏ-gram) n. the SI unit of mass equal to 1000 grams. Symbol: kg.

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