Definition: Kilometer

From New World Encyclopedia


From kilometre, from French kilomètre; synchronically analyzable as kilo- from French, kilo- irregularly derived from Ancient Greek χίλιοι (khílioi, “one thousand”). +‎ meter


kilometer (plural kilometers)

  1. US spelling of kilometre
  2. (metrology) An SI/MKS unit of measure equal to one thousand meters. Symbol: km

Derived terms


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