kilometre

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See also: kilòmetre

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Etymology[edit]

From French kilomètre, from Ancient Greek χίλιοι (khílioi, thousand) + μέτρον (métron, measure).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɪləˌmiːtə/, /kɪˈlɒmɪˌtə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /kəˈlɑmətɚ/, [kʰəˈɫɑmɪ̈ɾɚ], /ˈkɪləˌmitɚ/
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kilometre (plural kilometres)

  1. (UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, South Africa) (metrology) An SI unit of length equal to 103 metres.

Synonyms[edit]

  • klick (military slang, used when referring to distance)
  • km (official SI symbol)
  • Km (chiefly American, in non-scientific usage, such as in road signs)

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