metric ton

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metric ton (plural metric tons)

  1. A tonne, a unit of mass equal to 1000 kilograms.
    • 2006, Edwin Black, chapter 2, in Internal Combustion[1]:
      One typical Grecian kiln engorged one thousand muleloads of juniper wood in a single burn. Fifty such kilns would devour six thousand metric tons of trees and brush annually.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Often used to avoid confusion between the tonne and the (long) ton, which are almost equal (about 2204.6 pounds and exactly 2240 pounds respectively).


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