Meaning of K in English


abbr. (also K.) 1 kelvin(s). 2 King, King's. 3 Köchel (catalogue of Mozart's works). 4 (also k) (prec. by a numeral) a Computing a unit of 1,024 (i.e. 2(10)) bytes or bits, or loosely 1,000. b 1,000.

[ sense 4 as abbr. of KILO- ]

Concise Oxford English dictionary.      Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка.