kilo: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kē'lō, kil'ō), [key]
— pl. -los.
  1. kilogram.
  2. kilometer.
  3. (a word used in communications to represent the letter K.)


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a Greek combining form meaning “thousand,” introduced from French in the nomenclature of the metric system (kiloliter); on this model, used in the formation of compound words in other scientific measurements (kilowatt).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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