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meanings of ton


  1. A unit of weight (mass) equal to 2240 pounds (a long ton) or 2000 pounds (a short ton) or 1000 kilograms (a metric ton).
  2. One hundred points scored.
  3. One hundred pounds sterling.
  4. Fashion, the current style, the vogue.
  5. A unit of volume; register ton.
  6. The common tunny, or horse mackerel.
  7. A speed of 100 mph.
  8. One hundred runs.
  9. Fashionable society; those in style.
  10. Initialism of threshold odor number.
  11. In refrigeration and air conditioning, a unit of thermal power defined as 12,000 BTU/h (about 3.514 kW or 3024 kcal/h), originally the rate of cooling provided by uniform isothermal melting of one short ton of ice per day at 32 °F (0 °C).
  12. A large amount.

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