Kilometer

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Kilometer Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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

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

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Kilometer Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


The kilometre is a common unit used for longer distances on Earth. The international unit for measuring distances is the metre and a kilometre is 1000 metres. It is used in some countries for measuring road and sea distances. In the UK and the USA, the mile is used more than kilometres for road distances and the nautical mile for sea distances.

It is often used to measure the speed of cars, planes and boats by saying how many kilometres it can travel in an hour. This is shown as km/h.

It is also spelled kilometer. This spelling is used in American English.

One kilometre is 0.6214 miles (3280.84 feet). This means that one mile is 1.6093 kilometres.



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  • Uber’s 44-Cent-Per-Kilometer German Discount Brings Service Cuts
    In this photo illustration, a woman uses the Uber app on a smartphone in Berlin, Germany, on Sept. 2, 2014. Close In this photo illustration, a woman uses the Uber app on a smartphone in Berlin,... Read more on this news related to 'Kilometer'
  • Uber’s 44-Cent-Per-Kilometer German Discount Hits Service
    Uber Technologies Inc. is reducing the number of vehicles operating in two German cities during non-peak hours as the car-sharing service struggles with legal challenges that have forced it to lower prices. ... Read more on this news related to 'Kilometer'
  • WRIF half-kilometer run leads to party after Wyandotte parade
    101 WRIF’s morning show, Dave & Chuck “the Freak”, are hosting a 0.5K run on Saturday after Wyandotte's Christmas parade. Read more on this news related to 'Kilometer'

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