TNT equivalent

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TNT equivalent

A measure of the energy released from the detonation of a nuclear weapon, or from the explosion of a given quantity of fissionable material, in terms of the amount of TNT (trinitrotoluene) which could release the same amount of energy when exploded.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.