Kilo Definition

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Kilo

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Definition of Kilo: ​

A prefix used on metric units to indicate a multiple of 1000.

Example: ​

1 kg = 1000 g, 20 kilometers = 20,000 meters.

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Kilo Definition." ThoughtCo, Feb. 10, 2017, thoughtco.com/definition-of-kilo-604549. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2017, February 10). Kilo Definition. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-kilo-604549 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Kilo Definition." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-kilo-604549 (accessed May 24, 2018).