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tonnage

noun [U]     /ˈtʌnɪdʒ/ MEASURES, TRANSPORT
the size of a ship calculated in tons : Liability for environmental damage is calculated according to a ship's tonnage.
the weight of goods that a ship or other vehicle can carry : There has been a fall in cargo tonnage over the last two years . A growing annual tonnage of wheat is transported along these routes .
→ See also GRT, net registered tonnage
(Definition of tonnage noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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