Kiloton (noun)

A unit of measurement of the energy yield of a nuclear weapon, equivalent to 1,000 tons of TNT.


The term "kiloton" originated in the early 20th century and is a combination of the words "kilo" and "ton". it is used to measure the energy yield of a nuclear weapon.


  1. The atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima had an energy yield of approximately 15 kilotons.
  2. The yield of the North Korean nuclear test was estimated to be around 6 kilotons.
  3. They did a test with a yield of 20 kilotons and it was a success.
  4. The weapon was designed to have a yield of 50 kilotons.
  5. The kiloton is a unit of measure for the explosive power of a nuclear weapon.
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