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K is used to represent 1000. Kilo is derived from the Greek word ?????? (khilioi or chilioi), meaning “thousand”. k (lowercase) is a prefix used in the metric system, denoting a factor of a thousand (10³ or 1,000) Eg. kilometer (km) means thousand meters K (uppercase) is often used as a suffix indicating “times 1000”. Eg. 25K means 25000 In some fields of computer science and information technology, K usually means “times 1024”, because of the mathematical coincidence that 210 is approximately 10³. For example, 1 Kb means 1024 bytes.
This page is about the meanings of the abbreviation k in the Academic & Science field in general and in the Units terminology in particular.
k full name is: kilo (1000).
kilo (1000) main category is Academic & Science and Sub Category is Units.