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kil·o·ton

 (kĭl′ə-tŭn′)
n. Abbr. kt
1. A unit of weight or capacity equal to 1,000 metric tons.
2. An explosive energy equivalent to that of 1,000 metric tons of TNT.

kiloton

(ˈkɪləʊˌtʌn)
n
1. (Units) one thousand tons
2. (Units) an explosive power, esp of a nuclear weapon, equal to the power of 1000 tons of TNT
Abbreviation: kt

kil•o•ton

(ˈkɪl əˌtʌn)

n.
1. a unit of weight, equal to 1000 tons.
2. an explosive force equal to that of 1000 tons of TNT.
[1945–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kiloton - one thousand tons
avoirdupois unit - any of the units of the avoirdupois system of weights
net ton, short ton, ton - a United States unit of weight equivalent to 2000 pounds
megaton - one million tons
2.kiloton - a measure of explosive power (of an atomic weapon) equal to that of 1000 tons of TNT
explosive unit - any unit for measuring the force of explosions
Translations
kilotonni

kiloton

[ˈkɪləʊˌtʌn] Nkilotón m
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