megaton

noun mega·ton \ ˈme-gə-ˌtən \
Updated on: 25 Jan 2018

Definition of megaton

: an explosive force equivalent to that of one million tons of TNT

Examples of megaton in a Sentence

  1. an atomic explosion with a force of several megatons

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First Known Use of megaton

1952


MEGATON Defined for English Language Learners

megaton

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Definition of megaton for English Language Learners

  • : an explosive force that is equal to one million tons of TNT


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