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noun [countable] tonne pronunciation in British English /tʌn/
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pluraltonnes
  1. a unit for measuring weight, equal to 1,000 kilograms. A tonne is also called a metric ton
    The price dropped to £700 per tonne.
    tonne of: Qatar produced 20 million tonnes of oil in 1984.

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