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tonne

[ tuhn ]

tonne

/ tʌn /

noun

  1. a unit of mass equal to 1000 kg or 2204.6 pounds Also called (not in technical use)metric ton


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Word History and Origins

Origin of tonne1

From French, dating back to 1900–05; ton 1

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Word History and Origins

Origin of tonne1

from French

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Example Sentences

“We are never going to sell a tonne that isn’t third-party verified simply because we don’t want to be a part of anything that could even just sound shady,” he wrote.

Pull To Refresh has already begun discussions with companies about purchasing “kelp tonnes” from the seaweed it’ll eventually grow.

Fossil smuggling is quite a problem in Brazil today, with smugglers “taking fossils out of the country in tonnes per month,” according to Nature.

Now, if your website auditing tool leaves you with tonnes of uncategorized data, you’ll have to spend hours, if not days, processing it.

Thousands of tonnes of untreated and unsegregated waste pollute the country’s land, water and air, while serving as toxic foraging grounds for a plethora of wild animals.

From Quartz

“Fantasy was like a pulse to her,” Vogue Fashion Director Tonne Goodman says of Vreeland in the film.

When he comes to large weights, does he not commonly abjure the 1,000 kilos and write one tonne?

I think it is Chamfort who says, that "un sot qui a un moment d'esprit, tonne et scandalise comme des chevaux de fiacre au galop."

Pour moi, qu'en sant mme un autre monde tonne,Qui crois l'me immortelle, et que c'est Dieu qui tonne.

However, the Scandinavian Tonne is yet larger and recalls the big acres of northern England.

The letter of Mr. Kidder relative to the "pretty pynnace of about thirty tonne," is again referred to by your correspondent.

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