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megaton

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The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides, and gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
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English

Etymology

metric prefix mega- + ton

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA: /ˈmɛgəˌtʌn/

Noun

Singular
megaton

Plural
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  1. A measure of the strength of an explosion or a bomb based on how many million tons of TNT would be needed to produce the same energy.

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Italian

Noun

megaton m. inv.

  1. megaton

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