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A unit of weight that is equivalent to 1000 grams. A kilogram is the weight of one liter of water at 4C. One U.S. pound contains 0.453 kilograms.

Synonyms and Related Terms

kg; Kilogramm (Deut.); kilogramme (Fr.);

Resources and Citations

  • Thomas Gregory, The Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Reinhold Publishing, New York, 3rd ed., 1942
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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