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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.

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

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]
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
Translations
مِلْيون طُن
megatunový
megaton
megatonni
megatonna
megatonn
megatonmegatone
megatoninismegatonų
megatonnas-, megatonnu-
megatonový
bir milyon tonmegaton

megaton

[ˈmegətʌn] Nmegatón m

megaton

[ˈmɛgətʌn] nmégatonne f

megaton

[ˈmɛgəˌtʌn] nmegaton m inv

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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