kiloton

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (US) IPA: /ˈkɪləˌtʌn/

Noun[change]

Singular
kiloton

Plural
kilotons

  1. (countable) A kiloton is a unit that is used to determine how strong an explosion caused by a bomb is. The unit is based on how many thousand tons of TNT would be needed to make the same size explosion.

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