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kilometer

 (km) [kĭ-lom´ĕ-ter, kil´o-me″ter]
a unit of linear measurement of the metric system, being 1000 (103) meters, or the equivalent of 3280.83 feet, or about five-eighths of a mile.

kilometer (km)

[-mē′tər]
Etymology: Gk, chilioi, thousand, metron
measure equivalent to 1000 meters (about 0.62 mile).

kilometer

(kil′ŏ-mēt″ĕr, kĭ-lom′ĕt-ĕr) [Fr. kilomètre],

K, km

In the metric system, one thousand meters, or 3281 feet (roughly 0.62 mile).

kilometer

one thousand (103) meters; 3280.83 feet; five-eighths of a mile; abbreviated km.
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