kilo-

- prefix 1024 units,
__equal__to 2^{10}.

- A metric prefix representing 10
^{3}, which is__equal__to a thousand. For instance, 1 kilohertz is equal to 10^{3}Hz. When referring to binary quantities, such as bits and bytes, it is equal to 2^{10}, or 1,024, although this is frequently rounded to 1,000. To avoid any confusion, the prefix kibi- may be used when dealing with binary quantities. Its proper abbreviation is k, although K is often used.

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