a unit of 1000 kilograms, equivalent to 2204.62 avoirdupois pounds.
Words nearby metric ton
Origin of metric ton
First recorded in 1920–25
Also called tonne.
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British Dictionary definitions for metric ton
another name (not in technical use) for tonne
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Science definitions for 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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