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kilo-

kilo-

See also: kilo, Kilo, kiló, kilö, and kíló

English

Prefix

SI prefix
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kilo-

  1. In the International System of Units and other metric systems of units, multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 1,000. Symbol: k
  2. (computing) Multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 210 (1024)

Usage notes

  • The usage of kilo as a 1024x multiplier in computing is considered obsolete. See kibi-.

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Catalan

Alternative forms

Etymology

From French kilo-, from Ancient Greek χίλιοι (khílioi, thousand).

Prefix

kilo-

  1. kilo- (SI prefix expressing 103 of the base unit)

Usage notes

The letter k is not normally used in Catalan. Instead, Catalan orthography calls for using the qu digraph to represent the /k/ sound before an e or an i. Therefor, when the metric system was introduced into Catalan, the prefix kilo- was originally spelled quilo-. With the advent of k as a standard international abbreviation, usage of kilo- has become not only acceptable, but also more common than the traditional spelling. However, traditionalists still insist upon the use of quilo-.


Dutch

Pronunciation

Etymology

From French kilo-.

Prefix

kilo-

  1. kilo-

Derived terms

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:Dutch_words_prefixed_with_kilo-'>Dutch words prefixed with kilo-</a>

Finnish

Prefix

kilo-

  1. kilo-

French

Prefix

kilo-

  1. kilo-

Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈkilo]
  • Hyphenation: ki‧lo

Prefix

kilo-

  1. (noun prefix) kilo-
    méter (meter)kilométer (kilometer)

Derived terms

See also

  • Appendix:Hungarian prefixes

Italian

Prefix

kilo-

  1. (sciences) kilo-

Synonyms

  • chilo- (in more general usage)

Portuguese

Prefix

kilo-

  1. Alternative spelling of quilo-