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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A measure of explosive power (of an atomic weapon) equal to that of 1000 tons of TNT; One thousand tons.

Usage examples (31)
  • Each mass should give about a two kiloton explosion.
  • Seismologists in Australia say it was about on kiloton.
  • They would want to have a bigger one, more than one kiloton.
  • One U.S. official told CNN it was a "sub-kiloton explosive event." for more
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