(UK, Canada) (metrology) An SI unit of length equal to 103metres.
Origin of kilometre
From Frenchkilomètre, from Ancient Greek χίλιοι (khilioi, “thousand”) + μέτρον (metron, “measure”).
The maximum 1st, 2nd and 3rd class passenger fares are, per kilometre, 067 f.
About a kilometre away from the palace was the cemetery.
It should be mentioned that the Bagdad Railway Company has sublet the working of the line to the Anatolian Railway Company at the rate of £148 per kilometre, as against the £180 per kilometre guaranteed by the Turkish government The line from Mustafa-Pasha to Vakarel now lies in the kingdom of Bulgaria.
The government adopted this proposal, and laid down as a principle that it would guarantee the gross receipts per kilometre of guaranteed railways, such gross receipts to be settled for each railway on its own merits.
The metre and the kilometre, for instance, or the metre and the millimetre, are not directly comparable; but the metre can be conceived as containing too centimetres.