Meaning of “metric ton” in the English Dictionary

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"metric ton" in British English

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metric tonnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌmet.rɪk ˈtʌn/ us /ˌmet.rɪk ˈtʌn/

a unit of weight equal to 1,000 kilograms

(Definition of “metric ton” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"metric ton" in Business English

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metric tonnoun [ C ]

uk us also tonne

MEASURES a unit of weight equal to 1,000 kilograms or about 2,205 pounds:

Prices for this type of coal have spiked to around $150 per metric ton.

(Definition of “metric ton” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)