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[meg-uh-tuhn] /ˈmɛg əˌtʌn/

one million .
an explosive force equal to that of one million of TNT, as that of atomic or hydrogen bombs.
Abbreviation: MT.
one million tons
an explosive power, esp of a nuclear weapon, equal to the power of one million tons of TNT mt

unit of explosive power equal to one million tons of TNT, 1952, from mega- + ton. Related: Megatonnage.


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