**kilogram force** — (kgf) a unit of force equal to the gravitational force on a mass of one kilogram. One kilogram of force equals 9.806 65 newtons, or 2.204 622 6 pounds of force in the traditional English system. Using this unit revives the old confusion… … Dictionary of units of measurement

**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** — Kg redirects here. For other uses, see Kg (disambiguation). Kilogram A computer generated image of the international prototype kilogram (IPK). The IPK is the kilogram. The IPK, which is roughly the size of a golf ball, sits here alongside a ruler … Wikipedia

**Kilogram-force** — A kilogram force (kgf or kgF), or kilopond (kp, from latin pondus meaning weight), is a gravitational metric unit of force. It is equal to the magnitude of the force exerted by one kilogram of mass in a 9.80665 m/s2 gravitational field… … Wikipedia

**Force** — For other uses, see Force (disambiguation). See also: Forcing (disambiguation) Forces are also described as a push or pull on an object. They can be due to phenomena such as gravity, magnetism, or anything that might cause a mass to accelerate … Wikipedia

**Kilogram-force per square centimetre** — A kilogram force per square centimeter (kgf/cm2), often just kilogram per square centimeter (kg/cm2), is a unit of pressure using metric units. Its use is now deprecated; it is not a part of the International System of Units (SI), the modern… … Wikipedia

**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** — /kil euh gram /, n. 1. a unit of mass equal to 1000 grams: the base SI unit of mass, equal to the mass of the international prototype of the kilogram, a platinum iridium cylinder kept in Sèvres, France. Abbr.: kg 2. a unit of force and weight,… … Universalium

**kilogram** — (kg) 1. the base unit of mass in the SI and MKS versions of the metric system. The kilogram is defined as the mass of the standard kilogram, a platinum iridium bar in the custody of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) near… … Dictionary of units of measurement

**kilogram-force** — /kil euh gram fawrs , fohrs /, n. Physics. a meter kilogram second unit of force, equal to the force that produces an acceleration equal to the acceleration of gravity, when acting on a mass of one kilogram. Abbr.: kgf Cf. newton. [1955 60] * * * … Universalium