Kilometer

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Kilometer Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    kilometer n : a metric unit of length equal to 1000 meters (or 0.621371 miles) [syn: kilometre, km, klick]
Kilometer Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Kilometer \Kil"o*me`ter\, Kilometre \Kil"o*me`tre\, n. [F. kilometre. See Kilogram, and Meter.] A measure of length, being a thousand meters. It is equal to 3,280.8 feet, or 62137 of a mile.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Kilometer'


The kilometre (American spelling: kilometer), symbol km It is the conventionally used measurement unit for expressing distances between geographical places in most of the world; notable exceptions are the United States and the United Kingdom where the statute mile is used.

A slang term for the kilometre in the military is klick and in common speech involving distance it is often abbreviated as simply a k (kay).

There are two pronunciations for the word:

The former pronunciation follows the general pattern in English whereby metric units of measurement are pronounced with the stress on the first syllable, and preserves the pronunciation of metre. It is generally preferred by the BBC, while most scientists use the pronunciation with stress on the second syllable. The latter pronunciation, which follows the stress pattern used for the names of measuring instruments (such as micrometer, barometer, thermometer, tachometer and speedometer), is in common usage as well.

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  • AMARAN ANGIN KENCANG, LAUT BERGELORA EKORAN TAUFAN MATMO DI SABAH
    KUALA LUMPUR, 24 Julai (Bernama) -- Jabatan Meteorologi Malaysiamengeluarkan amaran angin kencang dan laut bergelora berikutan Taufan Matmo yangdikesan kira-kira 2,177 kilometer ke timur laut Kudat, Sabah pada pukul 12tengah malam semalam. Menurut kenyataan jabatan itu, taufan berkenaan dikesan di latitud 26.4 Udan longitud 118.6 T dan bergerak ke arah barat laut Read more on this news related to 'Kilometer'
  • KETAMPAKAN RENDAH DI SELAT MELAKA UTARA EKORAN JEREBU
    KUALA LUMPUR, 23 Julai (Bernama) -- Ketampakan rendah kurang daripada limakilometer di sekitar perairan Selat Melaka utara berlaku disebabkan jerebu yangdijangka berterusan sehingga esok. Jabatan Meteorologi Malaysia dalam kenyataan di sini hari ini berkatakeadaan itu berbahaya kepada kapal yang tidak mempunyai navigasi pelayaran. Selain itu, angin kencang dan lau Read more on this news related to 'Kilometer'
  • 5 things to know about Tour de France Stage 18
    ARGELES-GAZOST, France (AP) -- The Tour de France's final day in the mountains saw both of France's podium hopefuls rise in the overall standings, while Vincenzo Nibali won atop the punishing Hautacam climb to leave the peloton even further in his slipstream. The 145.5-kilometer (90-mile) Stage 18 over two hors categorie climbs from Pau to Hautacam left th Read more on this news related to 'Kilometer'

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