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

Etymologies

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tera- +‎ ton

Examples

  • Scientists at the International Marine Methane Hydrates Research Institute at the University of Hawaii calculated that one teraton, a million times a million, of methane will be released into the atmosphere over the next year or two.

    Patrick Takahashi: The Venus Syndrome (Part Two)

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