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Kilo- (symbol: k) is a prefix in the SI and other systems of units denoting 103 or 1,000. For example:

Officially adopted in 1795 (though in common use before that), it comes from the Greek χίλιοι ("khilioi"), meaning thousand.

Use in computing

In binary computing, kilo- does not always denote 1,000 but is sometimes equal to 1,024 (210), most often when discussing memory and file sizes. See binary prefix for more details.

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