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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kilogram  \Kil"o*gram\,  Kilogramme  \Kil"o*gramme\,  n.  [F. 
  kilogramme;  pref.  kilo-  (fr.  Gr  chi`lioi  a  thousand  )  + 
  gramme.  See  3d  {Gram}.] 
  A  measure  of  weight,  being  a  thousand  grams,  equal  to  2.2046 
  pounds  avoirdupois  (15,432.34  grains).  It  is  equal  to  the 
  weight  of  a  cubic  decimeter  of  distilled  water  at  the 
  temperature  of  maximum  density,  or  39[deg]  Fahrenheit. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  kilogram 
  n  :  one  thousand  grams;  the  basic  unit  of  mass  adopted  under  the 
  System  International  d'Unites  [syn:  {kg},  {kilo},  {key}] 




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