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The country code for Saint Kitts and Nevis.
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Abbr. for kilonewton, a unit of force.
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kN (kilonewton)

One thousand newtons. The newton is the SI unit of force. One newton is the force required to give a mass of 1 kilogram an acceleration of 1 meter per second per second. It is named after the English mathematician and physicist Sir Isaac Newton (1642–1727). The term is used to indicate the measure of thrust of aeroengines.
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