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kilogram force[′kil·ə‚gram ′fȯrs]
A unit of force equal to the weight of a 1-kilogram mass at a point on the earth's surface where the acceleration of gravity is 9.80665 m/s2. Abbreviated kgf. Also known as kilogram (kg); kilogram weight (kg-wt).
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