tonne

[tuhn]
noun

Origin:
1900–05; < French; see ton1

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tonne (tʌn)
 
n
Also called (not in technical use): metric ton a unit of mass equal to 1000 kg or 2204.6 pounds
 
[from French]

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Example sentences
The tonne of propellant remaining in its tanks was plenty for the reentry manoeuvres and any contingencies.
It must be remembered that one cubic meter of water weighs one tonne.
Informed medical decisions require a tonne of information.
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