Definition of Kiloton

1. Noun. One thousand tons.

Generic synonyms: Avoirdupois Unit
Terms within: Net Ton, Short Ton, Ton
Group relationships: Megaton



2. Noun. A measure of explosive power (of an atomic weapon) equal to that of 1000 tons of TNT.
Generic synonyms: Explosive Unit

Definition of Kiloton

1. Noun. A measure of the strength of an explosion or a bomb based on how many thousand tons of TNT would be needed to produce the same energy. ¹

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Definition of Kiloton

1. a unit of weight [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kiloton

kilopond
kiloponds
kilopound
kilopounds
kilorad
kilorads
kilorayleigh
kilorayleighs
kiloroentgen
kiloroentgens
kilos
kilosecond
kiloseconds
kilostere
kilosteres
kiloton (current term)
kilotons
kilovolt
kilovolt-ampere
kilovoltmeter
kilovolts
kiloware
kilowatt
kilowatt-hour
kilowatt-hours
kilowatt hour
kilowatts
kiloyear
kiloyears
kilp

Literary usage of Kiloton

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1. Effects of Nuclear Earth-penetrator And Other Weapons by Nas (2005)
"250 kiloton surface burst. Thus, in this example the use of an EPW would reduce casualties by about a factor of eight compared with a surface burst with ..."

2. Technical Issues Related to the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty by National Academy of Sciences Staff, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) (2002)
"In the absence of special efforts at evasion, nuclear explosions with a yield of one kiloton or more can be detected and identified with high confidence in ..."

3. The Medical Implications of Nuclear War by Fredric Solomon (1986)
"Preface On August 6, 1945, a 15-kiloton atomic bomb ignited the center of the ... Now, forty-one years later, the destructive power of a 15-kiloton bomb ..."

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