Definition of kilogram noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

kilogram

 noun
(British English also kilogramme)noun
BrE BrE//ˈkɪləɡræm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɪləɡræm//
 
(also kilo)(abbreviation kg)
 
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a unit for measuring weight; 1 000 grams 2 kilograms of rice Flour is sold by the kilogram. Word Origin late 18th cent.: from French kilogramme (see kilo-, gram).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: kilogram