from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A kilogram.
- n. A kilometer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Short form of kilogram.
- n. The letter K in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An abbreviation of kilogram.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An abbreviated form of kilogram.
- n. In the nomenclature of the metric system, a prefix meaning ‘thousand,’ as in kilogram, kilometer, etc.
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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You cannot own property within 50 kilo of the coast or 100 kilo from the border as a foreigner.
That same kilo is worth almost $7,000 once smugglers move it across the border.
The service provider measures in kilo-BITS-per second:
A medio kilo is usually eight eggs, nine if they are a bit smaller.
Dry food like Whiskas is readily available, either at a big-box store or by the kilo from a feed and seed store.
However, the proper use of the terms kilo-, giga-, etc are base 10, which is human language, not computer.
When talking about the grocery store (supermarket) prices, you have to remember that they quote in kilos, not pounds (a kilo is 2.2 pounds).
Although I must say that 45 pesos a kilo is better than I usually paid for it in the States, way back when.
Once upon a time, computer professionals noticed that 210 was very nearly equal to 1000 and started using the SI prefix "kilo" to mean 1024.
Washing here is still as cheap as everywhere we have found in Asia, its about $1 per kilo which is like 60p!
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