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# kilogram

## Definitions

### from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

• noun The base unit of mass in the International System, equal to 1,000 grams (2.2046 pounds).
• noun Kilogram force.

### from The Century Dictionary.

• noun The ultimate standard of mass in the French system of weights and measures, equal to 1,000 grams; the mass of a certain cylinder of platinum deposited in the Archives of France on the 22d of June, 1799, and thence known as the Kilogramme des Archives.

### from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

• noun A measure of weight, being a thousand grams, equal to 2.2046226 pounds avoirdupois (15,432.34 grains). It is equal to the weight of a cubic decimeter of distilled water at the temperature of maximum density, or 39° Fahrenheit.

• noun In the International System of Units, the base unit of mass; the mass of a specific cylinder of platinum-iridium alloy kept at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures in France. Symbol: kg
• noun proscribed Hence, the unit of weight such that one-kilogram mass is also a one-kilogram weight.

• noun one thousand grams; the basic unit of mass adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites

## Etymologies

From French kilogramme, composed of kilo- + gramme.

## Examples

• The precise measure of a kilogram is a weighty matter to some people.

• Since a kilogram is 1000 grams and a daily intake of lactitol is given as 10 grams, the amount of protein in an average daily serving of lactitol is therefore 32 micrograms of casein and 97 micrograms for lactoglobulin.

Lactitol - Another Nondairy "Lact" Steve Carper 2008

• One kilogram is probably close to the mass of that first stone used to help kill that first antelope, so very long ago.

• One kilogram is probably close to the mass of that first stone used to help kill that first antelope, so very long ago.

• The kilogram is the last of the fundamental SI units to be defined in terms of a physical artefact, and both sites discuss possible alternatives.

More on ingots Ray Girvan 2004

• The kilogram is the last of the fundamental SI units to be defined in terms of a physical artefact, and both sites discuss possible alternatives.

Archive 2004-12-01 Ray Girvan 2004

• The kilogram is the only unit not defined off a physical constant – it’s defined from this particular object, the 130-year-old International Prototype Kilogram or IPK.

• Unit of mass kilogram The kilogram is the unit of mass; it is equal to the mass of the international prototype of the kilogram.

• If you provide 30 grams in the diet, the body gets the other 100 grams from lean mass breakdown. 100 grams times 10 days equals one kilogram, which is 2.2 pounds.

• UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Two dollars per kilogram, which is like \$2 a gallon for gas.

• The only SI unit still maintained by a physical artifact: a platinum-iridium bar kept in the International Bureau of Weights and Measures at Sevres, France.

February 5, 2010

• "The kilogram, symbol kg, is the SI unit of mass. It is defined by taking the fixed

numerical value of the Planck constant h to be 6.626 070 15 × 10–34 when expressed

in the unit J s, which is equal to kg m2 s

–1

, where the metre and the second are

defined in terms of c and ∆νCs."

Nov 2018 redefinition of kilogram.

Mandatory XKCD comic: https://xkcd.com/2073/

November 17, 2018