Definition of Gigaton

1. Noun. A measure of the strength of an explosion or a bomb based on how many billion tons of TNT would be needed to produce the same energy. ¹



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Definition of Gigaton

1. a unit of weight [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gigaton

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gigantomastia
gigantoraptor
gigantoraptors
gigaohm
gigaohms
gigaparsec
gigaparsecs
gigapascal
gigapascals
gigapixel
gigapixels
gigas
gigasecond
gigaseconds
gigaton (current term)
gigatonne
gigatonnes
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gigatrend
gigatrends
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gigavolts
gigawatt
gigawatts
gigayear
gigayears
gigeria
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Literary usage of Gigaton

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1. Preparing for Climate Change: Proceedings, Second North American Conference (1993)
"Suppose enough countries were to take vigorous action, this could reduce forest-burning emissions of carbon by more than half, or (say) one gigaton, ..."

2. Review of the Research Program of the Freedomcar And Fuel Partnership by Bees, National Academy of Engineering, Transportation Research Board, National Research Council (U.S.) (2005)
"... Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation (model) Gton gigaton H hydrogen HAMMER Hazardous Materials Management and Emergency Response ..."

3. Sustainability in the Chemical Industry: Grand Challenges and Research Needs by National Research Council (U. S.) (2006)
"It is now in the 750 gigaton range. Current consumption of fossil fuels is about 600 gigatons per year, which is equal to the entire standing biomass. ..."

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