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Tnt equivalent Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
(*) A measure of the energy released from the detonation of a nuclear weapon, or from the explosion of a given quantity of fissionable material, in terms of the amount of TNT (trinitrotoluene) which could release the same amount of energy when exploded.
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Tnt equivalent Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
TNT equivalent is a method of quantifying the energy released in explosions. The "ton of TNT" is a unit of energy equal to 4.184 gigajoules, which is approximately the amount of energy released in the detonation of a metric ton (1,000 kilograms or 1 megagram) of TNT. The "megaton of TNT" is a unit of energy equal to 4.184 petajoules.

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