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meg·a·ton

 (mĕg′ə-tŭn′)
n.
A unit of explosive energy equal to that of one million metric tons of TNT.

meg′a·ton′nage (-tŭn′ĭj) n.
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megaton

(ˈmɛɡəˌtʌn)
n
1. (Units) one million tons
2. (Units) an explosive power, esp of a nuclear weapon, equal to the power of one million tons of TNT. Abbreviation: mt
megatonic adj
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meg•a•ton

(ˈmɛg əˌtʌn)

n.
1. one million tons.
2. an explosive force equal to that of one million tons of TNT. Abbr.: MT
[1950–55]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.megaton - a measure of explosive power (of an atomic weapon) equal to that of one million tons of TNTmegaton - a measure of explosive power (of an atomic weapon) equal to that of one million tons of TNT
explosive unit - any unit for measuring the force of explosions
2.megaton - one million tons
avoirdupois unit - any of the units of the avoirdupois system of weights
kiloton - one thousand tons
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Translations
مِلْيون طُن
megatunový
megaton
megatonni
megatonna
megatonn
megatonmegatone
megatoninismegatonų
megatonnas-, megatonnu-
megatonový
bir milyon tonmegaton

megaton

[ˈmegətʌn] Nmegatón m
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megaton

[ˈmɛgətʌn] nmégatonne f
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megaton

[ˈmɛgəˌtʌn] nmegaton m inv
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megaton

(ˈmegətan) adjective
(usually with a number) (of a bomb) giving an explosion as great as that of a million tons of TNT. a five-megaton bomb.
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The 98 containers were exposed to extreme temperatures and started a fire that eventually exploded with a 1.5 megatonne blast created a crater 50 metres wide and 20 metres deep.
The successful project was titled, "A megatonne of care" and consisted of a megacode simulation workshop and development of a training video called, "Code blue: Live and interactive".
"They in turn helped us find the site of a meteorite landing which would have had the power of a 1,000- megatonne atomic bomb.
The federal government will establish an electricity task force to work with provinces and industry to meet an additional 25 megatonne reduction goal from the electricity sector by 2020.
The 15 megatonne hydrogen bomb was 1,000 times more powerful than the blast which destroyed Hiroshima, vapourising islands with temperatures hitting 55,000C, and shaking islands up to 200km away.
Since 1996, Statoil injects about 1 Megatonne of C[O.sub.2] per year into a deep aquifer offshore Norway (Chadwick et al., 2003).