metric ton

noun

: a unit of mass equal to 1000 kilograms see Metric System Table

Examples of metric ton in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The new ecosystem is expected to reduce up to 2 million metric tons of carbon emissions a year and create 220,000 green jobs, UC officials said. Kristin J. Bender, The Mercury News, 16 May 2024 In just one year, this has the potential to save more than 17 million pounds of resin and reduce carbon emissions by 4,000 metric tons—the equivalent of 1,000 fewer trucks on the road. Karla Walsh, Southern Living, 14 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for metric ton 

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Word History

First Known Use

1864, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of metric ton was in 1864

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“Metric ton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metric%20ton. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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metric ton

noun
: a unit of mass equal to 1000 kilograms see metric system

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