from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A unit of mass equal to 1,000 kilograms (2,205 pounds).
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- n. A tonne, a unit of mass equal to 1000 kilograms.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A weight of 1,000 kilograms, or 2,204.6 pounds avoirdupois.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a unit of weight equivalent to 1000 kilograms
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Crude oil purchased in metric tons equals 7.33 barrels per metric ton according to a report in the 1997 edition of the British Petroleum Statistical Review; courtesy American Petroleum Institute, Washington, DC.