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tonne in Measurement topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtonnetonne /tʌn/ noun (plural tonnes or tonne) [countable] (written abbreviation t) 🔊 🔊 TMa unit for measuring weight, equal to 1,000 kilograms → ton(1)
Examples from the Corpus
tonne• In any one year the Soviet Union could choose to substitute up to 750,000 tonnes of any one commodity for another.• Right:Two rams from an old Volvo dumper give 10 tonnes of lift at link ends.• The number of lorries weighing over 10 tonnes unladen shot up by 230 percent.• The fish farming industry has grown from a few hundred tonnes of fish in 1980 to 33,000 tonnes perannum in 1990.• Global anthropogenic sulphur dioxide emission reached 75-100 million tonnes a year in 1980.• Following completion of the extension to Rodon polis, the railway expects move 10 to 12 million tonnes of grain and soya.• Net tonnage of goods broke the four million tonne mark reaching 4,001,353 tonnes - a rise of over three percent.• It recommends halving opencast within five years and subsidising deep mines by over £5 per tonne to produce the coal instead of us!