## KILOGRAM

### Kilogram

The**kilogram**or

**kilogramme**, is the base unit of mass in the International System of Units and is defined as being equal to the mass of the

*International Prototype of the Kilogram*. The avoirdupois </span> pound, used in both the Imperial system and U.S. customary units, is defined as exactly, making one kilogram approximately equal to 2.2046 avoirdupois pounds.

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### kilogram

#### Noun

- In the International System of Units, the base unit of mass; conceived of as the mass of one liter of water, and now defined as the mass of a specific cylinder of platinum-iridium alloy kept at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures in France. Symbol: kg
*Hence,*the unit of weight such that a one-kilogram mass is also a one-kilogram weight.

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