Megaton meaning

mĕgə-tŭn
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A unit of explosive force equal to that of one million metric tons of TNT.
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The explosive force of one million 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 million tons of TNT would be needed to produce the same energy.
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Origin of megaton

  • metric prefix mega- +"Ž ton

    From Wiktionary