Examples of tonne in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web A little device that harvests energy from a runner’s evening jog clearly is not designed for a massive bison, which can weigh up to a tonne. IEEE Spectrum, 1 Nov. 2023 An analysis by Boston Consulting Group recently found that the total addressable market for high quality CDR credits could be $10 billion to $40 billion by 2030, representing an annual demand of 40 to 200 million tonnes of CO2 removed. Phil De Luna, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 Chicago O’Hare, for instance, would demand the equivalent of 719 tonnes of liquid hydrogen per day. IEEE Spectrum, 17 Sep. 2023 The Kremlin’s drones also bombed Ukrainian grain silos, destroying 60,000 tonnes of grain, officials said. Paul Tilsley, Fox News, 29 July 2023 Russian peacekeepers in Karabakh said the fighters had given up 1,200 weapons and 130,000 units of ammunition, and that 125 tonnes of food and 65 tonnes of fuel had been delivered. Reuters, NBC News, 25 Sep. 2023 All those additional planes in the sky come with carbon emissions—roughly 800 metric tonnes of it, as of last year. Andrew Paul, Popular Science, 3 Aug. 2023 Currently, around 3 million tonnes of agricultural pesticides are used worldwide every year. Melissa Breyer, Treehugger, 13 July 2023 The findings show that, compared to before 1994, the ripening of hops starts 20 days earlier, and hop production has declined by almost 0.2 tonnes, or about 200 kilograms, per hectare per year. Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 10 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History


French, from tonne tun, from Old French — more at tunnel

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tonne was in 1869

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“Tonne.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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