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## kilogram

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### noun

The SI unit of mass (equivalent to approximately 2.205 lb), first introduced as a unit of mass for the metric system.

The kilogram was originally defined as the weight of a cubic decimeter of water at a particular temperature, this being represented for practical purposes by a metal cylinder of the same mass kept at Saint-Cloud near Paris. In 2019 it was redefined in terms of Planck’s constant

*‘These systems would send tens or hundreds of kilograms instead of tons into orbit per launch.’**‘Their opinion is no more valid than it would be if they declared pounds henceforth equivalent to kilograms.’**‘By trading in imperial measures (pounds and ounces), he was apparently contravening legislation that came into being on 1 January which made the kilogramme the standard unit measurement of weight for loose goods in Britain.’**‘Weight was measured to the nearest kilogram using a portable bathroom scale.’**‘A newton has a mass unit of kilograms and an acceleration unit of meters squared per second.’**‘Birth weight was recorded in pounds and ounces and converted into kilograms.’**‘Obesity, which is a risk factor for chronic diseases like diabetes, is calculated using the body mass index dividing weight in kilogrammes by height in metres.’**‘And did you know…… that full braking requires the brake pedal to be actuated with a force equivalent to 80 kilogrammes?’**‘Did you know that the athletes taking part will eat 25,000 kilogrammes of cheese, more than 10,000 kilogrammes of pasta, and a hundred kilogrammes of garlic.’**‘To study obesity we use body mass index or weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters.’**‘About four kilograms of pounded sorghum and eight kilograms of brown sugar are added to one hundred liters of water.’**‘Bunches vary hugely in size depending on that year's fruit set and vine variety, from a few grams to many kilograms.’**‘Rose attar is the costliest since a hundred kilograms of roses yield only two grams of attar.’**‘A liter is a cube one-tenth of a meter across, and a kilogram is the weight of one liter of water.’**‘The top farms are more heavily stocked and therefore produce more kilograms of liveweight per hectare.’**‘A person's BMI is calculated by dividing weight in kilograms by height in meters squared.’**‘Progress can be slow; you measure it in inches and feet, not miles or kilograms.’**‘Take your weight in kilograms and divide it by your height in metres squared.’**‘One kilogram of freshly grated cassava yields approximately 400 grams of cassava meal.’**‘The missiles are filled with volatile rocket fuel and two hundred kilograms of high explosives.’*

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