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ton

noun [C] (WEIGHT)    /tʌn/ (plural tons or ton)
B2 a unit of weight equal to 1,000 kilograms → Synonym metric ton, tonneMeasurements of weight and mass B2 (also long ton) a unit of weight equal to 1,016 kilogramsMeasurements of weight and mass B2 (also short ton) a unit of weight equal to 907 kilogramsMeasurements of weight and mass tons B2 [plural] informal an extremely large amount: We've got tons of food left over from the party.Masses and large amounts of things
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