metric ton Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “metric ton” in the English Dictionary

"metric ton" in British English

See all translations

metric tonnoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​unit of ​weightequal to 1,000 ​kilograms
(Definition of metric ton from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"metric ton" in Business English

See all translations

metric tonnoun [C]

uk   us   (also tonne)
MEASURES a ​unit of ​weightequal to 1,000 ​kilograms or about 2,205 ​pounds: Prices for this ​type of coal have ​spiked to around $150 ​permetricton.
(Definition of metric ton from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “metric ton”
in Chinese (Simplified) 公吨…
in Turkish 1000 kilograma eşit ağırlık ölçü birimi, metrik ton…
in Russian метрическая тонна…
in Chinese (Traditional) 公噸…
in Polish tona (metryczna)…
What is the pronunciation of metric ton?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “metric ton”

Word of the Day

float

a large vehicle with a flat surface that is decorated and used in festivals

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More