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measurement ton

(Units) the full name for ton15
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1. a unit of weight, equivalent to 2000 pounds (0.907 metric ton) avoirdupois (short ton) in the U.S. and 2240 pounds (1.016 metric tons) avoirdupois (long ton) in Great Britain.
2. Also called freight ton . a unit of volume for freight that weighs one ton, varying with the type of freight measured, as 40 cubic feet of oak timber or 20 bushels of wheat.
5. a unit of volume used in transportation by sea, commonly equal to 40 cubic feet (1.13 cu. m).
6. a unit of internal capacity of ships, equal to 100 cubic feet (2.83 cu. m) (register ton).
7. Often, tons. a great quantity; a lot: a ton of jokes.
[1350–1400; Middle English; variant of tun]


(Fr. tôn),
n., pl. tons (Fr. tôn).
1. high fashion; stylishness.
2. the current fashion, style, or vogue.
[1755–65; < French < Latin tonus tone]


a suffix formerly used to form nouns from adjectives: simpleton; singleton.
[variant of dial. tone one (see tother)]
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measurement ton

The unit of volumetric measurement of equipment associated with surface-delivered cargo. Measurement tons equal total cubic feet divided by 40 (1MTON = 40 cubic feet). Also called M/T, MT, MTON.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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For each item of equipment, there is a separate line entry that includes the item's description (both item name and identifying number); its applicable CCC; its length, width, and height (expressed in inches); and its weight, area, and volume (expressed in short tons, square feet, and measurement tons, respectively).

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