kilogram-meter
noun Date: 1866 the meter-kilogram-second gravitational unit of work and energy equal to the work done by a kilogram force acting through a distance of one meter in the direction of the force ; about 7.235 foot-pounds

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  • kilogram-meter — [kil′ō gram΄mēt΄ər, kil′əgram΄mēt΄ər] n. a unit of energy or work, being the amount needed to raise one kilogram one meter: it is equal to 7.2334 foot pounds: also Chiefly Brit. kilogram metre …   English World dictionary

  • kilogram-meter — The energy exerted, or work done, when a mass of 1 kg is raised a height of 1 m; equal to 9.80665 J in the SI system. * * * kilogram meter or chiefly Brit kilogramme metre n the mks gravitational unit of work and energy equal to the work done by… …   Medical dictionary

  • kilogram-meter — noun a unit of work equal to the work done by a one kilogram force operating through a distance of one meter • Hypernyms: ↑work unit, ↑heat unit, ↑energy unit * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : the mks gravitational unit of work and energy… …   Useful english dictionary

  • kilogram-meter — /kil euh gram mee teuhr/, n. Physics. a meter kilogram second unit of work or energy, equal to the work done by a force of one kilogram when its point of application moves through a distance of one meter in the direction of the force;… …   Universalium

  • kilogram-meter — noun a unit of work, equal to that done by a force of one kilogram acting through a distance of one meter …   Wiktionary

  • kilogram meter — (kgf·m or kg·m)    1. a metric unit of work or energy equal to 9.806 65 joules (J). This is the work done by one kilogram of force (see below) acting through a distance of one meter.    2. a metric unit of torque equal to 9.806 65 newton meters… …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • kilogram-meter — (Physics) unit for measuring momentum (equal to approximately 10 joules) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • meter-kilogram — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: meter (IV) : kilogram meter …   Useful english dictionary

  • meter-kilogram-second — [mēt′ər kil′ə gram΄sek′ənd] adj. designating or of a system of measurement in which the meter, kilogram, and second are used as the units of length, mass, and time, respectively: abbrev. MKS: see the table of weights and measures in the Reference …   English World dictionary

  • meter-kilogram-second — or chiefly Brit metre kilogram second also metre kilogramme second adj MKS …   Medical dictionary

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