• WordNet 3.6
    • n tonne a unit of weight equivalent to 1000 kilograms
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It is estimated that by the end of 2000, there has been 142,600 tonnes of gold mined in the world
    • n Tonne A metric ton.
    • n Tonne A tun.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Chocolate maker Cadbury uses more than sixty thousand tonnes of cocoa each year, in the United Kingdom alone
    • n tonne The metric ton or millier of the metric system, equal to 2204.6 pounds avoirdupois. Also tonneau.
    • n tonne An obsolete spelling of ton.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary


In literature:

Monseigneur, who is hasty, as you know, monsieur, repeated incessantly, 'Tonne Dieu!
"The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
People say it is the pollution from 12,000 tonnes of bombs dropped 20 km from here.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
Une tonne; 1,000 kilos.
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Infantry of the" by War Department
Is there any specific account of the "tonne in Cornhyll" existing?
"Notes & Queries, No. 37. Saturday, July 13, 1850" by Various
Local names are Tir fa Tonn, "Land under Waves"; I-Bresail and the Land of Falga, names of the island Elysium.
"The Religion of the Ancient Celts" by J. A. MacCulloch
For North America the result shows 79 tonnes so removed; for Europe 100 tonnes.
"The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays" by J. (John) Joly
Hath two tonnes of muste.
"Dialogues in French and English" by William Caxton
Terfysc tonn ddilysc ddyleinw aber: Dylad anwasdad ni osteccer.
"Some Specimens of the Poetry of the Ancient Welsh Bards" by Evan Evans
Mouth O toune O tonne.
"Voyages from Montreal Through the Continent of North America to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans in 1789 and 1793" by Alexander Mackenzie

In news:

The two LNG trains initially will produce 8.5 million tonnes/year of LNG.
A tree weighing five tonnes crashed on top of two homes in the Auckland suburb of Birkenhead during Saturday's gale.
SSI UK has recently achieved a major milestone having exported over one million tonnes of steel slab through PD Ports owned Teesport.
SSI UK has recently achieved a major milestone having exported over one million tonnes of steel slab through PD Ports owned.
Erin Tonne and Josiah Newendorp were married July 9, 2011, at Copper Creek Golf Club, Pleasant Hill, Iowa.
Parents of the couple are Gene and Cindy Tonne of Fairmont, and Bob and Cindy Newendorp of Pella, Iowa.
Erin Tonne and Josiah Newendorp announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.
Chad Silvey Ballarat, Victoria Tough Street Cars 1973 Holden HQ 1 Tonne Ute.
Has signed a nonbinding heads of agreement with Japan's Chubu Electric Power Co. Inc for the supply of 1 million tonnes/year of LNG from the Wheatstone project in Western Australia.
Anglo sees 2012 copper output around 650,000 tonnes.
Testing of landfill discovers about 2,000 tonnes of illegally dumped ash.
Jobs and Tonnes report looked at three projects, including the proposed Kitimat LNG terminal (above) and the pipeline that would supply it.
Saltwater crocodiles , which can grow up to 7m long and weigh more than a tonne, are a common feature in Australia's tropical north.
The Greenland ice sheet has lost 1,500 billion tonnes of ice since 2000.
Its total grinding capacity has been around 489,000 tonnes a year since SACO-Barry Callebaut nearly tripled capacity at its San Pedro factory to 105,000 tonnes last year.

In science:

Initially, MA JORANA aims to construct a prototype module containing 60 kg of Ge detectors to demonstrate the potential of a future 1-tonne experiment.
The Majorana Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Experiment
We are currently cooperating with the European GERDA Collaboration with the aim to jointly prepare for a single international tonne-scale Ge-based experiment utilizing the best technologies of the two collaborations.
The Majorana Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Experiment
CONCLU S ION MA JORANA is conducting R&D for a 1-tonne 0ν ββ decay experiment by constructing a Demonstrator module of 76Ge crystals contained in an ultra-low-background structure.
The Majorana Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Experiment
Currently one traverse is conducted each summer season, carrying all people and ∼ 570 tonnes of equipment.
Astronomy in Antarctica
Initially, Majorana aims to construct a prototype module to demonstrate the potential of a future 1-tonne experiment.
The Majorana Experiment
The Majorana collaboration is currently pursuing R&D aimed at a tonne scale, 76Ge 0ν ββ decay experiment.
The Majorana Experiment
The goal of a tonne-scale experiment would be to probe the effective neutrino mass in the inverted hierarchy of 20-40 meV. A discovery of 0ν ββ would indicate the Ma jorana nature of neutrinos and establish lepton number violation.
The Majorana Experiment
The desired mass scale corresponds to a decay half-life of 1027 yr and will require backgrounds below 1 count/tonne/yr in the 4-keV region of interest.
The Majorana Experiment
For example, (n, n′γ ) reactions will become important for tonne-scale 0ν ββ decay experiments depending on the depth of the experiment [ 6].
The Majorana Experiment
The Demonstrator should establish that the backgrounds are low enough to justify scaling to tonne-scale experiment, probe the neutrino effective mass region above 100 meV, and search the low energy region with a sensitivity to dark matter.
The Majorana Experiment
This corresponds to a constant, con fining force of order 10 tonnes – a force characteristic of trucks acting between objects less than 10−18m in size! The non-trivial nature of the QCD vacuum is illustrated by the fact that it contains both quark and gluon condensates .
Boundary of Nuclear Physics and QCD
The Super-Kamiokande experiment consists of thousands of tonnes of pure water in a tank deep underground, and was originally built to search for proton decay.
Neutrino Mass
In the second phase , 2 tonnes of salt (NaCl) were dissolved in the heavy water to benefit from the enhanced detection efficiency of neutron captures on 35Cl.
Results from the Neutral Current Detector phase of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory
Liquid noble-gas detectors, using Xe, Ar or Ne, either in a single (liquid) phase and measuring scintillation, or in double (liquid-gas) phase and measuring ionization and scintillation are very promising, because their mass can in principle be easily upgraded to several tonnes.
Direct Dark Matter Searches: Fits to WIMP Candidates
It is this scenario that sets the mass for tonne-scale experiments that will evolve from the pro jects listed in Section 4 and from other R&D efforts.
Double Beta Decay