multimegaton

megaton

[meg-uh-tuhn]
noun
1.
one million tons.
2.
an explosive force equal to that of one million tons of TNT, as that of atomic or hydrogen bombs. Abbreviation: MT

Origin:
1950–55; mega- + ton1

megatonic [meg-uh-ton-ik] , adjective
multimegaton, noun
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megaton (ˈmɛɡəˌtʌn)
 
n
1.  one million tons
2.  mt an explosive power, esp of a nuclear weapon, equal to the power of one million tons of TNT
 
megatonic
 
adj

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megaton
1952, unit of explosive power equal to one million tons of TNT, from mega- (q.v.) + ton.
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