కిలో-

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Telugu[edit]

SI prefix
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Etymology[edit]

From French, kilo- irregularly derived from χίλιοι (chilioi ) "one thousand". The "correct" form would be chili-, resulting in forms such as chiliasm. But the French, when creating the prefix had to avoid a possible (standard) pronunciation of chi as IPA(key): /ʃi/, too close to the vulgar verb chier.

Prefix[edit]

కిలో- (kilō-)

  1. In the International System of Units and other metric systems of units, multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 1,000.

Derived terms[edit]