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kil·o·me·ter / kiˈlämitər; ˈkiləˌmētər/ (Brit. kil·o·me·tre) (abbr.: km) • n. a metric unit of measurement equal to 1,000 meters (approx. 0.62 miles). DERIVATIVES: kil·o·met·ric / ˌkiləˈmetrik/ adj.