metric ton

metric ton

noun
a unit of 1000 kilograms, equivalent to 2204.62 avoirdupois pounds.
Also called tonne.


Origin:
1920–25

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

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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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