Kilopound vs Kilopond - What's the difference?

kilopound | kilopond |


As nouns the difference between kilopound and kilopond

is that kilopound is a non-si unit of force equal to 1000 pounds-force while kilopond is a gravitational metric unit of force equal to the magnitude of the force exerted by a mass off one kilogram in the standard gravity (ie at the surface of the earth).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

kilopound

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A non-SI unit of force equal to 1000 pounds-force.
  • Synonyms

    * kip

    Usage notes

    * not to be confused with kilopond

    kilopond

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A gravitational metric unit of force equal to the magnitude of the force exerted by a mass off one kilogram in the standard gravity (i.e. at the surface of the earth).
  • Synonyms

    * kp * kilogram-force * kgf

    Usage notes

    * Not to be confused with kilopound.