Full record for kiloyear n.

Definition one thousand years
OED requirements antedating 1945
Comment Ralf Brown submitted a cite from a 1991 reprint of Vernor Vinge's "Marooned in Realtime". Mike Christie submitted a cite from an editorial by John W. Campbell in the Feb 1945 Astounding Science fiction.
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Citations for kiloyear n.

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1945 J. W. Campbell Limits in Astounding Sci.-Fiction Apr. 5/2 Remember that homo sapiens has been around from one hundred to two hundred fifty kiloyears.
1986 V. Vinge Marooned in Realtime 40 You may not know this, but we have lots of equipment at the Lagrange zones. Some of it is in kiloyear stasis. Some is flickering with a period of decades.