kilogram-meter

kilogram-meter

[kil-uh-gram-mee-ter]
noun 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; approximately 7.2 foot-pounds. Abbreviation: kg-m Compare joule.
Also, especially British, kilogramme-metre.


Origin:
1865–70

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kilogram-meter n.
A unit of energy and work in the meter-kilogram-second system, equal to the work performed by a one-kilogram force acting through a distance of one meter.

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