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tonnage

noun
     
Related topics: Measurement, Water
ton‧nage [uncountable and countable]
1TTW the size of a ship or the amount of goods it can carry, shown in tonnes
2TM the total number of tonnes that something weighs:
A huge tonnage of bombs has already been dropped on the area.

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