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Kilo

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Kilo is also the letter K in the NATO phonetic alphabet.
Kilo class is a type of naval submarine made in Russia.

Kilo (symbol: k) is a prefix in the SI system denoting 103 or 1000. For example:

Adopted in 1795, it comes from the Greek χίλιοι, meaning thousand.

"Kilo" is often used by itself as an abbreviation for "kilogram". Also, technical people often use the term "k", pronounced like the letter, to refer to a thousand of something, especially units of money or population. On the other hand, the kilometre (US: "kilometer") is often abbreviated to "klick" in American usage, especially in the military.

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Use in computing

In computing, kilo does not always exactly denote 1000 but is usually equivalent to 1024 (210), most often when denoting storage. For example, a kilobyte is 1024 bytes, not 1000 bytes. A common convention is to use k for 1000 and K for 1024, but this is not universally recognised and cannot be relied upon. The prefix kibi for 1024 has also been introduced (with the abbreviation Ki), but has not gained much popularity.

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