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# Kilo vs milli

Updated: 8/11/2023

Wiki User

14y ago

Milli and kilo aren't units, they are prefixes.

Metric unit for length is the metre, this means all lengths are measured in metres. A millimetre is just another way of writing 0.001 metre, it isn't a different unit its a fraction of a metre. In the same way a kilometre is an abbreviation of 1 000 metre.

Unlike older systems there is one unit for each measurement. Inch, foot, yard, mile are all used to measure length but they are all distinct units. In metric there is only the metre, we add prefixes to show fractions or multiples of metres, but the unit is still metres.

The prefixes between milli and kilo are, milli (0.001), base unit, and kilo((1 000).

On official list there are centi (0.01), deci (0.1), deca (10), and hect (100), but these are hardly ever used, the preference being for jumps of thousands.

Wiki User

11y ago

Wiki User

14y ago

One Thousand. ex: kilogram = one thousand grams, kilometer = one thousand meters, kiloton = one thousand tonnes.

Wiki User

11y ago

Centi- is a prefix meaning "hundredth", while milli- is a prefix meaning "thousandth". Therefore, centi- represents the greater of the two values.

Wiki User

8y ago

Kilo , has the greater value .

Anonymous

Lvl 1
3y ago
No

Wiki User

10y ago

1 milligram = 0.000 001 kilograms

Wiki User

14y ago

1000

Wiki User

15y ago

kilo

Wiki User

11y ago

deci

Wiki User

11y ago

kilo