Definition of Megaton

1. Noun. A measure of explosive power (of an atomic weapon) equal to that of one million tons of TNT.

Generic synonyms: Explosive Unit



2. Noun. One million tons.
Generic synonyms: Avoirdupois Unit
Terms within: Kiloton

Definition of Megaton

1. Noun. 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. ¹

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Definition of Megaton

1. a unit of explosive force [n -S]

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Literary usage of Megaton

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1. Candlelight by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1993)
"1/2 megaton flash 15 seconds 1 megaton flash 22 seconds 2 megaton flash seconds 5 megaton flash 40 seconds 10 megaton flash 55 seconds 20 megaton flash 70 ..."

2. Effects of Nuclear Earth-penetrator And Other Weapons by Nas (2005)
"Rather, weapons within two yields, 250 kilotons and 1 megaton, are compared at contact burst and at fallout-free HOB. Figure 4.16 assumes a 10 meter CEP, ..."

3. The Medical Implications of Nuclear War by Fredric Solomon (1986)
"A 1 megaton AIR BURST-1.8 SECONDS 1 Mt 1 Mt Nuclear and Thermal Radiation Fireball Primary Blast Wave Front III 1 III Miles 01 23456 1 megaton AIR BURST-4.6 ..."

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