Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A metric ton.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A metric unit of mass equal to 1000 kilograms. Symbol: t
  • n. A score of 100.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A tun.
  • n. A metric ton.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The metric ton or millier of the metric system, equal to 2204.6 pounds avoirdupois. Also tonneau.
  • n. An obsolete spelling of ton.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a unit of weight equivalent to 1000 kilograms

Etymologies

French, from Old French, tun, from Late Latin tunna, probably of Celtic origin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Each metric tonne is 1000 kilograms, or about 1.3 US tons (about 2600 pounds).

    Global Warming...

  • Kosyuk says the jump in grain prices will have hit rival meat producers harder: "My cost per tonne is stable because I am fully self-sufficient in grain, but it will have had a bigger effect on my competitors, especially those who produce pork and beef, because the price of grain is more important to them."

    Grain oligarch says grain price rises 'hysterical'

  • 'Even if a production of 240 million tonnes is estimated for 2008-09, the total increase since 2002-03 is only 65.22 million tonnes, which at current import price of wheat at$300 per million tonne translates into Rs. 88,047 crore (Rs. 880.47 billion) only,' says the document, a copy of which is with IANS.

    India eNews

  • A recent deal the company signed with Jamaica to supply 100,000 tonnes of sugar cane at Ā£370 a tonne could be the final straw, according to Martin Deboo of Investec.

    Tate & Lyle considers cutting out sugar as it refines core business

  • The probability is, that the especial building called the tonne never was a prison at all; but that the prison, from standing near or adjoining the tonne, took its name, the tonne prison, in conformity with universal usage.

    Notes and Queries, Number 37, July 13, 1850

  • Coalition, Labor trade blows over carbon price plans THE Coalition says claims by the Gillard government that Tony Abbott plans to introduce a secret carbon tax of at least $15 a tonne are a sign of desperation.

    The Australian | News |

  • Climate Minister Greg Combet said the government would stick to its $23-a-tonne price, despite it being almost double the European cost of between $8.70 and $12.60 a tonne, which is a four-year-low on the back of global economic uncertainty.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • "If exporters keep their reserves, we hope that the tin price will reach $25,000 per tonne, which is the normal minimum," he said.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • There was news of Murli Agro trying to sell its Chandrapur plant at close to $200 per tonne, which is madness.

    Daily News & Analysis

  • A burnup of 45 GWdays per tonne, which is high using today's technology, is still only 4.5% of the theoretical energy content.

    NEI Nuclear Notes

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