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Examples of tonne in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Weighing in at up to a tonne, the bison is one beefy bovine. Victoria Turk, Wired, 19 July 2022 Egypt, which depends on Russia and Ukraine for 80% of its wheat imports, now pays $435 per tonne instead of $270 last year, according to the government. Sarah El Sirgany, CNN, 8 July 2022 The SpaceX rocket will hit the Moon at 12:25:58 Universal Time on March 4, 2022 when the four tonne rocket part—officially known as 2015-007B—strikes the Moon’s surface at a speed of about 5,700 mph. Jamie Carter, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2022 The firm also sells among the world’s most expensive carbon removal credit — costing up to 1,000 euros per tonne — to buyers including Microsoft, Audi and Boston Consulting Group. Reuters, NBC News, 28 June 2022 The researchers looked at the marginal cost of carbon dioxide reductions, meaning the cost of the final tonne of emissions needed to hit the 50 percent target. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 26 May 2022 For instance, there has been a surge in demand for basmati rice in the Middle East, where prices are rising by $20-$30 per tonne. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 27 May 2022 Wheat prices in India have risen to record highs, in some spot markets hitting 25,000 rupees ($320) per tonne, well above the government's minimum support price of 20,150 rupees. Reuters, CNN, 14 May 2022 Metallurgical coal spiked with PCI prices leaping to an unprecedented level and nearing $400 per tonne. Yessar Rosendar, Forbes, 4 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of tonne

1869, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tonne

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

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31 Jul 2022

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“Tonne.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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