metric ton

noun
Updated on: 6 Nov 2017

Definition of metric ton

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

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First Known Use of metric ton

1864


METRIC TON Defined for English Language Learners

metric ton

noun

Definition of metric ton for English Language Learners

  • : a unit of mass and weight equal to one million grams


METRIC TON Defined for Kids

metric ton

noun

Definition of metric ton for Students

:a unit of weight equal to 1000 kilograms

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