Meaning of KILOMETER in English

KILOMETER

kilometer, kilometre BrE AmE kɪ ˈlɒm ɪt ə kə-, -ət-; ˈkɪl ə ˌmiːt ə AmE \ kə ˈlɑːm ət̬ ə r kɪ-; ˈkɪl ə ˌmiːt̬ ə r —On the analogy of ˈ centi ˌ metre, ˈ milli ˌ metre, it is clear that the stressing ˈ kilo ˌ metre is logical and might be expected to predominate. Nevertheless, it does not. Preference polls, British English: -ˈlɒm- 63%, ˈkɪl- 37%; American English: -ˈlɑːm- 84%, ˈkɪl- 16% -ˈlɒm- 57%.

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