metric ton
noun Date: circa 1890 — see metric system table

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  • metric ton — ➔ ton * * * metric ton UK US noun [C] (also tonne) ► MEASURES a unit of weight equal to 1,000 kilograms or about 2,205 pounds: »Prices for this type of coal have spiked to around $150 per metric ton. → Compare LONG TON( …   Financial and business terms

  • metric ton — UK / US or metric tonne UK / US noun [countable] Word forms metric ton : singular metric ton plural metric tons a unit for measuring weight, containing 1000 kilograms …   English dictionary

  • metric ton — metric tons N COUNT: num N, oft N of n A metric ton is 1,000 kilograms. The Wall Street Journal uses 220,000 metric tons of newsprint each year... The Customs Service seized 27.2 metric tons of cocaine in 1986 …   English dictionary

  • metric ton — n. a unit of weight, equal to 1,000 kilograms (2,204.623 pounds avoirdupois or 1.1023 short ton or 0.9842 long ton) …   English World dictionary

  • metric ton — (also metric tonne) ► NOUN ▪ a unit of weight equal to 1,000 kilograms (2,205 lb) …   English terms dictionary

  • Metric ton — Met ric ton A weight of 1,000 kilograms, or 2,204.6 pounds avoirdupois. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • metric ton — n a unit for measuring weight, equal to 1000 kilograms …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • metric ton — noun count a unit for measuring weight, containing 1000 kilograms …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • metric ton — noun a unit of weight equivalent to 1000 kilograms • Syn: ↑MT, ↑tonne, ↑t • Hypernyms: ↑metric weight unit, ↑weight unit • Part Meronyms: ↑quintal * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • metric ton — MT MT n. A {metric ton}, a unit of weight equivalent to 1000 kilograms. [abbr.] Syn: metric ton, tonne, t. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • metric ton — 1000 kg, 2204.62 lb, 0.984 long ton, 1.102 short ton or 2204.6 pounds. Abbreviation MT, mt or t. Strictly the metric ton should be spelled tonne but often appears in international literature and seafood sales as ton …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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