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klafter (Austrian) [Austrian fathom] klafter (German) [German fathom] klafter (Swiss) [Swiss fathom] klam (Thai) mass klom (Thai)
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length, distance length, distance

L L

1 klafter (Austrian) = 1.897379993 m Obsolete Austrian unit of length. Austrian 1 klafter (Austrian) =6 fuss (Austrian) (E) 1 klafter (German) = 1.897379993 m Obsolete German unit of length used in German German-speaking countries. 1 klafter (German) = 6 fuss (German) (E) 1 klafter (Swiss) = 1.8 m (E) 1 klam (Thai) =234.375 xlO" 6 kg Obsolete Swiss unit of length similar to the British fathom. Swiss

length, distance mass

L M

Obsolete Thai traditional unit of mass used Thai before 1923. 1 klam (Thai) = 1/4 grani (Thai) (E) Obsolete Thai traditional unit of mass used Thai before 1923. 1 klom (Thai) = 1/8 grani (Thai) (E) Obsolete Austrian unit of mass fraction Austrian used to measure the sugar content of must expressed as a percentage. One degree KMW is roughly equivalent to 1 wt% sugar or 5° Oeschle. It was named after the abbreviation for Klosterneuburger Mostwaage meaning Klosterneuburg must scale. TKMW=I wt% (E) International unit of velocity employed in INT navigation. The unit dates from the late sixteenth century, when the speed of a ship was found by dropping afloattied to a knotted line (knotted log) over the side of the vessel. The knots were originally seven fathoms apart. The number of knots passing in 30 seconds gave the speed of the ship in nautical miles per hour. 1 knot = 1 nautical mile per hour (E) 1 knot= 1852 mJi"1 (E) 1 knot w 6076.11548556 fUT 1 (E)

M

1 klom (Thai) =117.1875 xl(T 6 kg

KMW

KMV degree

nil specific gravity unit to express amount of sugar in must

I 0 KMW =0.01 (m/m)(E)

knot (noeud, naut. mile per hour)

kn, knot, nmph

velocity, speed

1 knot = 5.144444444 x HT' m.s"!

Unit (synonym, acronym)

Symbol

Physical quantity

Dimension

Conversion factor (SI equivalent unit) 1 koelak (Indonesian) = 3.7408625 x 10"3 m3

Notes, definitions, other conversion factors Obsolete Indonesian traditional unit of capacity used before 1923. 1 koelak (Indonesian) = 19/8 kan (Indonesian) (E) Obsolete Indonesian traditional unit of capacity used before 1923. 1 kojang (Indonesian) = 12597/10 kan (Indonesian) (E)

System

capacity, volume koelak (Indonesian)

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Indonesian

capacity, volume kojang (Indonesian) kojang (Indonesian, Batavia)

L3

1 kojang (Indonesian) = 1.98415347 m3

Indonesian

mass

M

1 kojang (Indonesian, Batavia) = 1667.555168 kg

Obsolete Indonesian traditional unit of mass used before 1923. Indonesian 1 kojang (Indonesian, Batavia) = 27 picul (Indonesian) (E) Obsolete Indonesian traditional unit of mass used before 1923. 1 kojang (Indonesian, Semarang) = 28 picul (Indonesian) (E) Obsolete Indonesian traditional unit of mass used before 1923. 1 kojang (Indonesian, Soerabaya) = 30 picul (Indonesian) (E) Obsolete Japanese unit of capacity. 1 koku= 100 sho (E) Obsolete Swedish unit of capacity for dry substances. 1 kollast (Swedish, dry) = 756 kanna (E) Obsolete traditional Algerian unit of capacity used before 1843. 1 kolleh (Algerian) =40/761 caffiso (Algerian) (E) Indonesian

kojang (Indonesian, Semarang)

mass

M

1 kojang (Indonesian, Semarang) = 1729.316470 kg

kojang (Indonesian, Soerabaya)

mass

M

1 kojang (Indonesian, Soerabaya) = 1852.839075 kg

Indonesian

koku kollast (Swedish, dry) kolleh (Algerian)

capacity, volume capacity, volume

L3 L3

1 koku= 180.390683696 x 10~3 m3 1 kollast (Swedish, dry) = 1.97857441220 m3 1 kolleh (Algerian) = 0.876005256240 x 10"3 m3

Japanese Swedish

capacity, volume

L3

Algerian

koltunna (Swedish, dry) komma-ichi-da (Japanese) kommerzlast (German)

capacity, volume

L3

1 koltunna (Swedish, dry) = 164.881201017 x 10~ 3 m3 1 komma-ichi-da (Japanese) = 150 kg (E) 1 kommerzlast =3000 kg (E)

Obsolete Swedish unit of capacity for dry substances. 1 koltunna (Swedish, dry) = 63 kanna (E)

Swedish

mass mass

M M

Obsolete Japanese unit of mass. Japanese 1 komma-ichi-da (Japanese) = 40 kwan (E) German unit of mass meaning commercial German load, now inter preted as a metric unit equal to exactly 3 metric tons (i.e., tonnes). Obsolete Indian unit of mass used in ancient times. 1 kona (Indian) = 3/20 pala (E) Obsolete Dutch unit of capacity used for dry substances. 1 kop (Dutch, dry) = 1/32 schepel (E) Indian

kona (Indian)

mass

M

1 kona (Indian) = 7.050 x 10"3 kg 1 kop (Dutch, dry) = 0.851875 x 10"3 m3

kop (Dutch, dry)

capacity, volume

L3

Dutch

korec (Czechoslovakian)

surface area

L2

1 korec (Czechoslovakian) = 2878 m2 Obsolete Czechoslovakia^ unit of surface area used before 1876. 1 korec (Czechoslovakia^ =(1439/1000) merice (E) 1 korec (Czechoslovakian) = 93.545 x 10"3 m3

Czech

korec (Czechoslovakian, capacity) korn (Swedish) kornskeppa (Icelandic)

capacity, volume

L3

Obsolete Czechoslovakian unit of capacity Czech used before 1876. 1 korec (Czechoslovakian) = (53/40) merice (E) Obsolete Swedish unit of weight. 1 korn= 1/1000 skalpund (E) Obsolete Icelandic traditional unit of capacity used for dry substances before 1907. 1 kornskeppa (Icelandic) =9/16 cubic fet (Icelandic) (E) Swedish Icelandic

mass capacity, volume

M L3

1 korn = 4.250797024 x 10"4 kg 1 kornskeppa (Icelandic) = 17.3907368865 XlO" 3 m3

Unit (synonym, acronym) korntonde (Danish, dry)

Symbol

Physical quantity capacity, volume

Dimension L3

Conversion factor (SI equivalent unit) 1 korntonde (Danish, dry) = 139.125895092 xlO" 3 m3

Notes, definitions, other conversion factors Obsolete Danish traditional unit of capacity used for dry substances before 1912. 1 korntonde (Danish, dry) = 144 pott (Danish, dry) (E) Obsolete Norwegian traditional unit of capacity used before 1882 for dry substances. Obsolete Icelandic traditional unit of capacity used for dry substances before 1907. 1 korntunna (Icelandic) = 9/2 cubic fet (Icelandic) (E)

System Danish

korntonde (Norwegian, dry) korntunna (Icelandic)

capacity, volume

L3 L3

1 korntonde (Norwegian, dry) = 138.97 XlO" 3 m3 1 korntunna (Icelandic) = 139.125895092 XlO" 3 m3

Norwegian

capacity, volume

Icelandic

korzec (Polish)

capacity, volume

L3 L3

1 korzec (Polish) = 128 xlO" 3 m3 (E) Obsolete traditional Polish unit of capacity Polish used before 1919. 1 korzec (Polish) = 128 kwarta (Polish) (E) 1 kouza (Cypriot) = 10.2284 x 10"3 m3 1 koyan =2419.2 kg 1 koyan (Thai) =3.2 m3 1 krina (Bulgarian) =20 xHT 3 m3 (E) 1 krouchka (Russian) = 1.229941 x 10~3 m3 Obsolete Cypriot traditional unit of capacity used before 1972. 1 kouza (Cypriot) = 8 oke (Cypriot) (E) Obsolete Far Eastern unit of mass. 1 koyan =4000 catty (E) Obsolete Thai traditional unit of capacity used before 1923. 1 koyan (Thai) =3200 tanan (Thai) (E) Obsolete Bulgarian unit of volume. The krina is now standardized in the metric system as being equal to exactly 20 litres. Obsolete Russian unit of capacity for liquid substances used before 1917. 1 krouchka (Russian) = 10 tcharka (E) Cypriot

kouza (Cypriot)

capacity, volume

koyan (Far East) koyan (Thai)

mass capacity, volume

M L3 L3 L3

Far East Thai

krina (Bulgarian)

capacity, volume

Bulgarian

krouchka (Russian)

capacity, volume

Russian

krushky (Russian, dry)

capacity, volume

L3

1 krushky (Russian, dry) = 1.3119368Ox 10"3In3 1 kuba (Abyssinian) = 1.012 x HT3 m3

Obsolete Russian unit of capacity for dry Russian substances used before 1917. 1 krushky (Russian, dry) = 2/5 garnetz (E) Obsolete Abyssinian traditional unit of capacity used before 1927. 1 kuba (Abyssinian) =23/10 madega (Abyssinian) (E) Obsolete traditional Moroccan unit of mass used before 1923. 1 kula (Moroccan) = 22 rotal (Moroccan) (E) Obsolete Estonian unit of capacity. Abyssinian

capacity, volume kuba (Abyssinian)

L3

mass kula (Moroccan)

M

1 kula (Moroccan) = 11.165 kg

Moroccan

kulimet (Estonian) kulmet (Latvian)

capacity, volume capacity, volume

L3 L3

1 kulimet (Estonian) = 11.5016128 x HT3 m3 1 kulmet (Latvian) = 11.4768 XlO"3 m3 1 kulmet (Latvian) = 10.9106208 x 10"3 m3

Estonian

Obsolete Latvian traditional unit of Latvian capacity. 1 kulmet (Latvian) =9 stoof (Latvian) (E) Obsolete Latvian unit of capacity. Obsolete Chinese unit of area used in ancient times. 1 kung (Chinese) = 1/240 meou (E) 1 kung (Chinese) = 25 sq. tchi (E) 1 kung (Chinese) = 1 sq. pou (E) The unit was proposed in 1946 and employed in biochemistry. It is used to expressed the enzymatic activity of ribonuclease. One kunitz is the amount of ribonuclease required to cause a decrease of 100% per minute in the UV light (300 nm) absorbed at 25 C by a 0.05% solution of yeast nucleic acid in a 0.05 M solution of acetate buffer (pH 5). The unit is named after the American biochemist M. Kunitz. Latvian Chinese

kulmet (Latvian) kung (Chinese)

capacity, volume surface, area

L3 L2

1 kung (Chinese) = 2.560 m2 kunitz enzymatic activity of ribonuclease NL"3

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Unit (synonym, acronym) kunk (Indian)

Symbol

Physical quantity capacity, volume

Dimension L3

Conversion factor (SI equivalent unit)

Notes, definitions, other conversion factors

System

1 kunk (Indian) = 344.0625 x 10~6 m3 Obsolete Indian traditional unit of capacity Indian used before 1920. 1 kunk (Indian) = 1/4 raik (Indian) (E) 1 kvadrattum (Swedish) = 612.150069 x 10"6 m2 Obsolete traditional Swedish unit of surface area used after decree 1665. 1 kvadrattum (Swedish) = 1/144 kvardratfot (E) Obsolete traditional Swedish unit of surface area used after decree 1665. Obsolete traditional Yugoslavian unit of length used before 1883. kvat (Yugoslavian) = 6 stopa (Yugoslavian) (E) Swedish

kvadrattum (Swedish)

surface area

L2

kvardratfot (Swedish) kvat (Yugoslavian)

surface area length, distance

L2 L

1 kvardratfot (Swedish) = 0.0881496100 m2 1 kvat (Yugoslavian) = 1.8960 m

Swedish Yugoslavian

kwai (Burmese)

capacity, volume

L3

1 kwai (Burmese) =4.04 xlO~ 3 m3

Obsolete Burmese traditional unit of Burmese capacity used before 1920. 1 kwai (Burmese) = 8 byee (Burmese) (E) Obsolete Annameseian traditional unit of mass used before 1914. 1 kwan (Annamese) = 18 000 dong (Annamese) (E) Obsolete Japanese unit of mass used in business transactions for pearls. 1 kwan (Japanese) = 1000 mommes (E) Obsolete Chinese unit of mass. 1 kwan (Chinese) = 30 jin (E) Annamese

kwan (Annamese)

mass

M

1 kwan (Annamese) = 67.95 kg

kwan (Japanese)

mass

M

1 kwan (Japanese) = 3.75 kg (E)

Japanese

kwan (Chinese) (jun) kwarta (Polish)

mass capacity, volume

M L3

1 kwan (Chinese) = 17.90448 kg 1 kwarta (Polish) = 10"3 m3 (E)

Chinese

Obsolete traditional Polish unit of capacity Polish used before 1919. 1 kwarta (Polish) = 1 dm3 (E)

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