gigaton

[ gig-uh-tuhn, jig- ]
/ ˈgɪg əˌtʌn, ˈdʒɪg- /

noun

one billion tons. Abbreviation: GT

Nearby words

  1. gigantism,
  2. giganto-,
  3. gigantomachy,
  4. gigantomastia,
  5. gigantopithecus,
  6. gigawatt,
  7. giggle,
  8. giggly,
  9. giglet,
  10. gigli

Origin of gigaton


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Word Origin and History for gigaton

gigaton

n.

by 1977, from giga- + ton.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper