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What does kton stand for?

kton stands for Kiloton (energy released in exploding 1000 US tons of TNT)

This definition appears very rarely and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:

  • Military and Government
  • Science, medicine, engineering, etc.

Samples in periodicals archive:

In addition, the study found that globally, nonwovens demand was 8,687 kilotons last year and should reach 13,652 kilotons by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 6.
By comparison, US nuclear bombs that flattened Nagasaki and Hiroshima during the Second World War were estimated at 13 kilotons and 22 kilotons.
But the chart obtained by the AP shows a bell curve--with variables of time in micro-seconds, and power and energy in kilotons --the traditional measurement of the energy output, and hence the destructive power of nuclear weapons.