Math Definitions - Letter K


Definition of Kilometre

Definition of Kilometre

Kilometres are used to measure distance. One kilometre is about 1,000 m.

The abbreviation for kilometre is km.

Most people can walk 1 km in about 12-15 minutes.

Next time your grandparents talk about distances in miles, you'll be able to translate what they're saying if you remember that 1 mile is approximately 1.6 km.


The aim of this dictionary is to provide definitions to common mathematical terms. Students learn a new math skill every week at school, sometimes just before they start a new skill, if they want to look at what a specific term means, this is where this dictionary will become handy and a go-to guide for a student.


Year 1 to Year 12 students

Learning Objectives

Learn common math terms starting with letter K

Author: Subject Coach
Added on: 6th Feb 2018

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