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(US), kilometer
one thousand metres, equal to 0.621371 miles.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a multiple of the meter, which is a unit of length in the International System of Units; equal to 1,000 m and abbreviated km. 1 km = 0.93738 Russian verst = 0.62137 British statute mile = 0.53996 nautical mile.

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A unit of length equal to 1000 meters. Abbreviated km.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


A measure of distances whose length is 1/10,000 part of the average distance between the equator and either pole and is equivalent to 3280 ft.
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