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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • abbr. kilogram

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  • n. Symbol for the kilogram, an SI unit of mass equal to 103 grams.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An abbreviation of keg;
  • n. of kilogram.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

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Examples

  • Fortunately, I was skinny to start with, so the extra kg is not too much of a burden. on 10 Jan 2008 at 5: 19 pm Joy Winer

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  • In the metric system, your BMI is equal to your weight in kg divided by your height in meters squared.

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  • It’s just that 20 kg is a serious amount of arse to get off.

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  • Jargon bustersDrum size: All manufacturers will give you a drum size in kg, which is kind of meaningless as you're unlikely to know how much your clothes weigh.

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  • I did see not so long ago, that a restaurant in Sydney was able to procure some at about $90 kg, which is about what I pay for the frozen version, so maybe one day, but I know that it is difficult to get them through quarantine because of concerns that any soil attached may harbour foot and mouth disease.

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  • I've only gained 11 kg, which is about the right amount, according to a few books.

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  • So, essentially, not only flying with empty seats works out to a much bigger loss than flying with fat passenger, but it can easily be seen why such costs are marginal: even if we take two passengers weighing 60 kg and 120 kg, we see that their total weight even in a fully booked flight would work out to roughly 280 kg and 340 kg, which is not such a bug difference at all.

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  • "First, they exported 48 lakh tonnes of sugar at Rs. 12.50 per kg and are now importing raw sugar at Rs. 36 per kg, which is why the price of sugar went up to Rs. 50 per kg from Rs. 22 in one year."

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  • The gold iPad weighs 2.1 kg, which is over three times heavier than a plain-vanilla plastic iPad.

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  • According to Sodhi, majority of milk unions dairies also members of GCMMF like Banaskantha dairy, Mehsana, Kaira, Vadodara and Surat have increased milk procurement price in the past and were presently paying average price of Rs330 per kg, which is 18% higher than previous year.

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