American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A metric ton.
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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A tun.
- n. A metric ton.
- n. a unit of weight equivalent to 1000 kilograms
- French, from Old French, tun, from Late Latin tunna, probably of Celtic origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Each metric tonne is 1000 kilograms, or about 1.3 US tons (about 2600 pounds).”
“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.”
“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.”
“A recent deal the company signed with Jamaica to supply 100,000 tonnes of sugar cane at £370 a tonne could be the final straw, according to Martin Deboo of Investec.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“If exporters keep their reserves, we hope that the tin price will reach $25,000 per tonne, which is the normal minimum," he said.”
“There was news of Murli Agro trying to sell its Chandrapur plant at close to $200 per tonne, which is madness.”
“A burnup of 45 GWdays per tonne, which is high using today's technology, is still only 4.5% of the theoretical energy content.”
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