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tonne

[ tuhn ]
/ tʌn /
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noun
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Origin of tonne

From French, dating back to 1900–05; see origin at ton1
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British Dictionary definitions for tonne

tonne
/ (tʌn) /

noun
a unit of mass equal to 1000 kg or 2204.6 poundsAlso called (not in technical use): metric ton

Word Origin for tonne

from French
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