Kiloton definitions

kĭl'ə-tŭn'
A unit of weight or capacity equal to 1,000 metric tons.
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An explosive force equivalent to that of 1,000 metric tons of TNT.
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The explosive force of one thousand tons of TNT: a unit for measuring the power of thermonuclear weapons.
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A measure of the strength of an explosion or a bomb based on how many thousand tons of TNT would be needed to produce the same energy.
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Origin of kiloton

metric prefix kilo- +‎ ton