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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.);
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- 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