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## Kilogram

[k_ˈɪ_l_ə_ɡ_ɹ_ˌa_m], [kˈɪləɡɹˌam], [kˈɪləɡɹˌam]

# Definitions of kilogram

1. one thousand grams; the basic unit of mass adopted under the System International d'Unites; " a kilogram is approximately 2. 2 pounds"; " they were carrying two keys of heroin"
2. one thousand grams; the basic unit of mass adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; " a kilogram is approximately 2. 2 pounds"
3. Alt. of Kilogramme
4. A thousand grams, equal to 2. 2046 pounds.
5. See METRIC SYSTEM, under METRIC.

# Usage examples for kilogram

1. A grain is estimated to be worth \$ 200, 000 and a kilogram is worth about \$ 2, 000, 000. There is only about one pound of radium in the world. – The Universe a Vast Electric Organism by George Woodward Warder
2. But as soon as it begins melting it also begins to absorb heat to supply the 80 thermal units which, as we know, are required to turn each kilogram of the ice to water. – The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays by J. (John) Joly
3. The toxic dose is 1 gram of dried plant for each kilogram of weight of the animal. – The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines by T. H. Pardo de Tavera
4. In the metric system this unit is the calorie and is the heat necessary to raise the temperature of one kilogram of pure water from 15 degrees to 16 degrees centigrade. – Steam, Its Generation and Use by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
5. In that case we should have to assume that a kilogram transported to the surface of the Sun would there weigh 324, 000 times more, or 324, 000 kilograms. – Astronomy for Amateurs by Camille Flammarion
6. 1 kilogram 2. 2 pounds. – The Starvation Treatment of Diabetes by Lewis Webb Hill Rena S. Eckman
7. At almost the first flash of the pirate's weapon the officer touched a trigger, there was a double report, ear- shattering in that narrowly confined space, and the pirate's body literally flew into mist as a half- kilogram shell tore through his armor and exploded. – Triplanetary by Edward Elmer Smith
8. It is well known that for every ten meters under water we oppose the pressure of one atmosphere- one kilogram to the square centimeter- and we must be prepared to dive to far greater depths. – The Journal of Submarine Commander von Forstner by Georg-GÃ¼nther von Forstner Commentator: John Hays, Jr. Hammond
9. Another time the same man found a pair of tusks weighing together twelve poods or nearly 200 kilogram. – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold
10. If only 10 units are supplied, then we get only one eighth of a kilogram of water, and no more nor less. – The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays by J. (John) Joly
11. One kilogram of impure radium bromide is obtained from a ton of pitchblende residue after processes continued for about three months during which time, five tons of chemicals and fifty tons of rinsing water are used. – Marvels of Modern Science by Paul Severing
12. 1 kilogram is about 2. 2 lb. – Astronomy for Amateurs by Camille Flammarion
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