Kilogram. Kilometer. A prefix meaning "thousand" used in the metric system and other scientific systems of measurement. Found in: Water Treatment Plant Operation, Vol I & II Water Distribution System O&M Small Water System O&M
Kilo is an SI prefix in the SI system of units denoting 103 or 1000 ( e.g. kilogram is 1000 grams, kilometer is 1000 meters, kilowatt is 1000 watts, kilojoule is 1000 joules). Adopted in 1795, it comes from the Greek Ï‡Î¯Î»Î¹Î¿Î¹, meaning thousand. Kilo is often used by itself as an abbreviation for kilogram. Also, technical people often use the term , pronounced like the letter, to refer to a thousand of something, especially units of money or population. On the other hand, the kilometer is sometimes informally abbreviated to ; in this context it is widely used in the United States in reference to running races ( e.g. 10). "Click" or "klick" can also be heard in informal usage, especially in the U.S. military. Abbreviation
Kilo is the greek prefix that means "thousand", as in kilobyte (KB), kilobit (Kb), kilowatt (KW), etc. Since computers use the binary number system, a "kilo" in the computer world is actually 1024 (2 10). See Mega.
A measurement referring to 1000 as in kilometer (1000 meters), kilohertz (1000 hertz), kilobit (1000bits) etc. There are other forms of measurements such as mega (1,000,000) and giga which is one billion.
Prefix meaning "thousand". One kilo-gram is 1000 grams; one mega-gram is 1,000,000 grams or one metric tonne. However, in digital usage "kilo" usually means 1024, "mega" 1024 times 1024 = 1,048,576, and so on: for computers, these are "round numbers".
A prefix indicating 1000 in the metric system. Because computing is based on powers of 2, in this context kilo usually means 2^10, or 1024. To differentiate between these two uses, a lowercase K is ... more