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[kil-uh-gram-mee-ter] /ˈkɪl əˌgræmˈmi tər/
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.
Also, especially British, kilogramme-metre.
Compare joule.
Origin of kilogram-meter
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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kilogram-meter in Medicine

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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