metric ton


noun

a unit of 1000 kilograms, equivalent to 2204.62 avoirdupois pounds.

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Also called tonne.

Origin of metric ton

First recorded in 1920–25
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British Dictionary definitions for metric ton

metric ton

noun

another name (not in technical use) for tonne
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Scientific definitions for metric ton

metric ton

A unit of mass or weight in the metric system equal to 1,000 kilograms (2,205 pounds). See Table at measurement.
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