Definition of tonne in English:

tonne

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Pronunciation: /tʌn
 
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noun

Another term for metric ton.
More example sentences
  • This is a record as the average yield in the State is around four tonnes per hectare.
  • We then visited this to discover that out of the six hundred tonnes, only about fifty tonnes were left by then.
  • Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of cod were taken out each year, building up great fortunes for those that fished it.

Origin

late 19th century: from French; compare with ton1.

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