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

  • n. A metric unit of length equal to 1,000 meters (0.62 mile). See Table at measurement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. US spelling of kilometre.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A measure of length, being a thousand meters. It is equal to 3,280.84 feet, or 0.62137119 of a mile.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A length of 1,000 meters, or of a statute mile less 19 feet 2 inches. Abbreviated km.

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

  • n. a metric unit of length equal to 1000 meters (or 0.621371 miles)

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