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kilogram, abbr. kg, fundamental unit of mass in the metric system, defined as the mass of the International Prototype Kilogram, a platinum-iridium cylinder kept at Sèvres, France, near Paris. Copies of this standard are deposited at bureaus of standards throughout the world, and other units of mass are defined in terms of it. When the metric system was originally devised, the kilogram was defined so that 1,000 cubic centimeters (1 cubic decimeter) of pure water has a mass of exactly 1 kilogram.

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

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