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kilometer [km]

Definition

The kilometer [km] is a unit of length in the metric system, equal to 1000 meters.

History/Origin

The kilometer was first proposed by the French Academy of Sciences in the 18th century as part of the metric system, which was created to establish a universal system of measurement. The kilometer was intended to be a practical unit of measurement for measuring distances on land.

Current Use

The kilometer is widely used around the world as a unit of measurement for long distances. It is commonly used in fields such as transportation, sports, and geography. For example, the length of a marathon is 42.195 kilometers, and the distance between two cities may be measured in kilometers.

meter [m]

Definition:

The meter (m) is the fundamental unit of length in the International System of Units (SI).

History/Origin:

The meter was originally defined as one ten-millionth of the distance between the North Pole and the Equator along the meridian passing through Paris.

Current use:

The meter is widely used in science, engineering, and everyday life to express distances, dimensions, and sizes of physical objects.