kiloton

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metric prefix kilo- +‎ ton

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kiloton (plural kilotons)

  1. A measure of the strength of an explosion or a bomb based on how many thousand tons of TNT would be needed to produce the same energy.
    That's a 300-kiloton nuclear warhead.

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