Definition of kilojoule in English:


Line breaks: kilo|joule
Pronunciation: /ˈkɪlədʒuːl
(abbreviation: kJ)


1,000 joules, especially as a measure of the energy value of foods.
More example sentences
  • For notational convenience, let us imagine that we measure food value in kilojoules, space in meters, and time in seconds.
  • Skipping meals creates another disadvantage - it slows down our metabolism, the rate at which we burn kilojoules (food energy).
  • The standard diet provides approximately 2,100 kilocalories / 8,792 kilojoules per day excluding snacks, with a fat content of 35% total kilocalories.

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