Basic math glossary-K

Basic math glossary-K define mathematical words beginning with the letter K

Kg: An abbreviation for kilogram.

Key: The part of a graph or map that explains the meaning of the symbols.

Kelvin scale: The Kelvin is a unit of measurement of temperature where 0 K is the lowest possible temperature and it is equal to -273,15 °C. 

Kilobyte: A kilobyte is a unit of measurement for data storage in computer that is equal to 1000 bytes.

Kilogram: The measure of mass in the metric system that is equal to 1000 grams or has a weight approximately equal to 1 liter of water or 4 rolls of quarters.

Kiloliter: The measure of capacity in the metric system that is equal to 1000 liters or approximately to a small wading pool.

Kilometer: A measure of distance in the metric system that is equal to 1000 meters,a little more than half a mile, or about five city blocks.

Kite: A kite is a quadrilateral with two pairs of adjacent sides congruent and no opposite sides congruent.

KL: An abbreviation for kiloliter.

Km: An abbreviation for kilometer.

Km2: An abbreviation for square kilometer. It is also equal to 1,000,000 square meter.

Knot: A knot is a unit of speed that is equal to 1 nautical mile per hour, 1.852 kilometer per hour, or 1.151 miles per hour.

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