kilo-

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See also: kilo, Kilo, kiló, kilö, and kíló

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French, kilo- irregularly derived from Ancient Greek χίλιοι (khílioi, one thousand). The etymologically "correct" form would be chili- or chilo-, resulting in forms such as chiliasme (chiliasm) or chilopode (centipede); but the French, when creating the prefix, had to avoid a possible (standard) pronunciation of chi as /ʃi/, too close to the vulgar verb chier.

Prefix[edit]

SI prefix
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kilo-

  1. In the International System of Units and other metric systems of units, multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 1,000. Symbol: k
  2. (computing) Multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 210 (1024)

Usage notes[edit]

  • The usage of kilo as a 1024x multiplier in computing is considered obsolete in some groups, but others continue to use it this way.[1] See kibi-.

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Translations[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • kilo- at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams[edit]


Albanian[edit]

Prefix[edit]

kilo-

  1. kilo-

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • kilo- in Fjalor i gjuhës së sotme shqipe at shkenca.org

Basque[edit]

Prefix[edit]

kilo-

  1. kilo-

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • kilogramo in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus

Catalan[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French kilo-, from Ancient Greek χίλιοι (khílioi, thousand).

Prefix[edit]

kilo-

  1. kilo- (SI prefix expressing 103 of the base unit)

Usage notes[edit]

The letter k is not normally used in Catalan. Instead, Catalan orthography calls for using the qu digraph to represent the /k/ sound before an e or an i. Therefor, when the metric system was introduced into Catalan, the prefix kilo- was originally spelled quilo-. With the advent of k as a standard international abbreviation, usage of kilo- has become not only acceptable, but also more common than the traditional spelling. However, traditionalists still insist upon the use of quilo-.

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Czech[edit]

Prefix[edit]

kilo-

  1. kilo-

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Danish[edit]

Prefix[edit]

kilo-

  1. kilo-

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Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From French kilo-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Prefix[edit]

kilo-

  1. kilo-

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • kilogram” in Van Dale Onlinewoordenboek, Van Dale Lexicografie, 2007.

Esperanto[edit]

Prefix[edit]

kilo-

  1. kilo-

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • kilogramo in Fundamento de Esperanto by L. L. Zamenhof, 1905

Estonian[edit]

Prefix[edit]

kilo-

  1. kilo-

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • kilo- in Eesti keele seletav sõnaraamat

Finnish[edit]

Prefix[edit]

kilo-

  1. kilo-

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • kilo- in Kielitoimiston sanakirja

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See English kilo-.

Prefix[edit]

kilo-

  1. kilo-

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German[edit]

Prefix[edit]

kilo-

  1. kilo-

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Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈkilo]
  • Hyphenation: ki‧lo

Prefix[edit]

kilo-

  1. (noun prefix) kilo-
    méter (meter)kilométer (kilometer)

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • kilométer in Hungarian–English dictionary at SZTAKI

Ido[edit]

Prefix[edit]

kilo-

  1. kilo-

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • kilogram-o in Ido-English Dictionary by L. H. Dyer, 1924

Italian[edit]

Prefix[edit]

kilo-

  1. (sciences) kilo-

Synonyms[edit]

  • chilo- (in more general usage)

Further reading[edit]

  • kilo- in Dizionario Italiano Olivetti

Latvian[edit]

Prefix[edit]

kilo-

  1. kilo-

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Lithuanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

kilo-

  1. kilo-

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

kilo-

  1. kilo-

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

kilo-

  1. kilo-

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Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

kilo-

  1. kilo-

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • kilo- in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Prefix[edit]

kilo-

  1. Alternative spelling of quilo-

Romanian[edit]

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kilo-

  1. kilo-

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Prefix[edit]

kilo-

  1. kilo-

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • kilo-” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Slovak[edit]

Prefix[edit]

kilo-

  1. kilo-

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • kilo- in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Slovene[edit]

Prefix[edit]

kilo-

  1. kilo-

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • kilo-” in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU - portal Fran

Spanish[edit]

Prefix[edit]

kilo-

  1. kilo-

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Swedish[edit]

Prefix[edit]

kilo-

  1. kilo-

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Turkish[edit]

Prefix[edit]

kilo-

  1. kilo-

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • kilogram in Turkish dictionaries at Türk Dil Kurumu