kilo definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Fr: abbreviated form
Origin: French ; from Classical Greek chilioi, thousand ; from Indo-European base an unverified form ĝhéslo-, thousand
kilo definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. ki·los
- A kilogram.
- A kilometer.
Origin: French, from Greek khīlioi, thousand; see gheslo- in Indo-European roots.
kilo - Computer Definition
Thousand (10 to the 3rd power). Abbreviated "K." For technical specifications, it refers to the precise value 1,024 since computer specifications are based on binary numbers. For example, 64K means 65,536 bytes when referring to memory or storage (64x1024), but a 64K salary means $64,000. The IEEE uses "K" for 1,024, and "k" for 1,000. See KB, binary values and space/time.
kilo - Medical Definition
kilo - Science Definition
- A prefix that means:
- One thousand, as in kilowatt, one thousand watts.
- 210 (that is, 1,024), which is the power of 2 closest to 1,000, as in kilobyte.