gigaton
A measure of the strength of an explosion or a bomb based on how many billion tons of TNT would be needed to produce the same energy.

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  • gigaton — by 1977, from GIGA (Cf. giga ) + TON (Cf. ton) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gigaton — [gig′ə tun΄, jig′ə tun΄] n. [ GIGA + TON2] the explosive force of one billion tons of TNT: a unit for measuring the power of thermonuclear weapons: abbrev. GT …   English World dictionary

  • Gigatón — Un gigatón es el equivalente en el SI de 1×109 toneladas; 1.000 megatones; 1.000.000 de kilotones; o 1.000.000.000 de toneladas en su formato totalmente expandido. La energía liberada por la explosión de un gigatón de TNT es de 4,18 10×1018… …   Wikipedia Español

  • gigaton — gi|ga|ton sb., nen el. net, s el. gigaton, nene (en milliard tons) …   Dansk ordbog

  • gigatón — {{#}}{{LM G19022}}{{〓}} {{[}}gigatón{{]}} ‹gi·ga·tón› {{《}}▍ s.m.{{》}} Unidad de medida de energía de una bomba nuclear, que equivale a mil millones de toneladas de trilita …   Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

  • gigaton — /gig euh tun , jig /, n. one billion tons. Abbr.: GT [GIGA + TON1] * * * …   Universalium

  • gigaton — /gig euh tun , jig /, n. one billion tons. Abbr.: GT [GIGA + TON1] …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Teraton — A teraton is the equivalent, in SI terms, of being 1.00×1012 tons; 1,000 gigatons; 1,000,000 megatons; 1,000,000,000 kilotons; or 1,000,000,000,000 tons (one trillion tons) in its entirely expanded form.The energy released by the explosion of one …   Wikipedia

  • Schneider Electric — У этого термина существуют и другие значения, см. Schneider. Schneider Electric Тип Публичная компания Листинг на бирже …   Википедия

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