Definition of Metric ton

1. Noun. A unit of weight equivalent to 1000 kilograms.

Exact synonyms: Mt, T, Tonne
Generic synonyms: Metric Weight Unit, Weight Unit
Terms within: Quintal

Definition of Metric ton

1. Noun. A tonne, a unit of mass equal to 1000 kilograms. ¹

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Medical Definition of Metric ton

1. (or tonne) 1000 kilograms. 1 metric ton = 2,204.62 lb = 1.023 short tons. (05 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Metric Ton

metric foot
metric function
metric grain
metric hundredweight
metric level
metric levels
metric linear unit
metric mile
metric pound
metric pounds
metric space
metric spaces
metric structure
metric structures
metric system
metric ton (current term)
metric tons
metric unit
metric weight unit
metrical feet
metrical foot
metrical structure
metrical structures
metrical unit

Literary usage of Metric ton

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Ocean and Inland Water Transportation by Emory Richard Johnson (1906)
"In ocean commerce the weight ton is the long ton of 2240 pounds, except in the trade of those countries that use the metric system and employ the metric ton ..."

2. The Metric Fallacy: An Investigation of the Claims Made for the Metric by Frederick Arthur Halsey, Samuel Sherman Dale (1920)
"Loads and Rates for City Transportation: Kilogram, metric ton. ... I have run into a few others; for example, a metric ton of 1000 kilos; another of 1004 ..."

3. Wheat Policy Reform in Egypt: Adjustment of Local Markets and Options for by Mylène Kherallah (2001)
"The milling fee for baladi flour ranges from £E30 to £E46 per metric ton for the public mills, while the milling fee received by the contracted private ..."

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