Definitions for kilotonˈkɪl əˌtʌn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

kil•o•tonˈkɪl əˌtʌn(n.)

  1. a unit of weight, equal to 1000 tons.

    Category: Weights and Measures

  2. an explosive force equal to that of 1000 tons of TNT.

    Category: Physics

Origin of kiloton:

1945–50

Princeton's WordNet

  1. kiloton(noun)

    one thousand tons

  2. kiloton(noun)

    a measure of explosive power (of an atomic weapon) equal to that of 1000 tons of TNT

Wiktionary

  1. kiloton(Noun)

    A measure of the strength of an explosion or a bomb based on how many thousand tons of TNT would be needed to produce the same energy.

  2. Origin: metric prefix

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