Definition of metric ton in English:

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metric ton

Pronunciation: /ˈmetrik ˈtən/
(also tonne)


A unit of weight equal to 1,000 kilograms (2,205 lb).
Example sentences
  • At roughly 250 kg each, the total weight of stone for the exterior construction equals 75 metric tons.
  • Cafta sugar exports to the US will grow from 110,000 metric tons to 200,000 tons immediately.
  • The system was anchored with a weight of about 60 metric tons, according to news reports.

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Syllabification: met·ric ton

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