Kilogram

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A kilogram is the standard unit of mass in the metric system. It is equivalent to 1000 grams.

Definition

The mass of a kilogram is defined by a particular object held in France and not by any externally defined standard. This has proven troublesome as modern measurement methods are able to detect the varying mass of the platinum-iridium slug that defines the kilogram.

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