Definitions

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

  • n. A unit of explosive force equal to that of one million metric tons of TNT.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A measure of the strength of an explosion or a bomb based on how many million tons of TNT would be needed to produce the same energy.

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

  • n. a measure of explosive power (of an atomic weapon) equal to that of one million tons of TNT
  • n. one million tons

Etymologies

metric prefix mega- +‎ ton (Wiktionary)

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