Definition of megaton
: an explosive force equivalent to that of one million tons of TNT
Examples of megaton in a Sentence
an atomic explosion with a force of several megatons
Recent Examples of megaton from the Web
Those bombs had an explosive yield of 9 megatons, or 9,000 kilotons of explosives.
Early data enabled Boslough and Crawford to estimate the size of the fragments: the biggest was nearly 2 kilometers across, and the power of the blast reached around 1 million megatons, dozens of times the power of the nuclear arsenal on Earth.
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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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