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Meaning of "gigaton" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GIGATON

gigaton  [ˈɡɪɡəˌtʌn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GIGATON

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gigaton is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GIGATON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Tonne

The tonne is a metric system unit of mass equal to 1,000 kilograms or 1 megagram. It is a non-SI unit accepted for use with SI. To avoid confusion with the smaller short ton and the slightly larger long ton, it is also known as a metric ton in the United States.

Definition of gigaton in the English dictionary

The definition of gigaton in the dictionary is a unit of explosive force.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GIGATON


astun
əˈstʌn
kiloton
ˈkɪləʊˌtʌn
megaton
ˈmɛɡəˌtʌn
multimegaton
ˌmʌltɪˈmeɡəˌtʌn
multiton
ˈmʌltɪˌtʌn
panton
pænˈtʌn
stun
stʌn
ton
tʌn
tonne
tʌn
tun
tʌn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIGATON

gigabit
gigabyte
gigaflop
gigahertz
gigantean
gigantesque
gigantic
gigantically
giganticide
giganticness
gigantism
gigantology
gigantomachia
gigantomachies
gigantomachy
gigawatt
gigged
gigging
giggit
giggle

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIGATON

automaton
Balaton
baton
Beaton
chaton
craton
electro-shock baton
hyperbaton
Ikhnaton
Keaton
Lake Balaton
Long Eaton
Nuneaton
Paton
sabaton
sacaton
shecklaton
Sheraton
Tetragrammaton
zacaton

Synonyms and antonyms of gigaton in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «gigaton» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIGATON

Find out the translation of gigaton to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of gigaton from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «gigaton» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

十亿吨
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

gigaton
570 millions of speakers

English

gigaton
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

gigaton
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

gigaton
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Гт
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

gigaton
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

gigaton
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

gigatonnes
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gigaton
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gigatonnen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ギガトン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

gigaton
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gigaton
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

gigaton
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

gigaton
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गिगाटन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gigaton
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

gigaton
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

gigaton
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Гт
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

gigaton
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γιγατόνων
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gigaton
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gigaton
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gigatonn
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gigaton

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIGATON»

The term «gigaton» is normally little used and occupies the 128.102 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIGATON» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «gigaton» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «gigaton» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about gigaton

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIGATON»

Discover the use of gigaton in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gigaton and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Rain of Iron and Ice: The Very Real Threat of Comet and ...
Explosions up to 8,500 megatons (8.5 gigatons), including four over 1 gigaton, were found. In the 100,000 years of runs included in this trial, there are even odds of seeing a single event larger than 16 gigatons. We saw no event this large , but ...
John S. Lewis, 1997
2
The Climate War: True Believers, Power Brokers, and the ...
Simply visualizing a gigaton of emissions beggars the imagination. The Dutch climate scientist Pavel Kabat says one gigaton of emissions is like putting 142,857,142 African elephants into the atmosphere—enough elephants to ...
Eric Pooley, 2010
3
The Entropy Crisis
fossil fuel combustion (including coal, oil and gas) are equivalent to about 7 Gigatons of carbon per year (one Gigaton is equal to one thousand Million Ton), see Fig. 5.8. How can we decide whether this is too much or not? Photosynthesis  ...
Guy Deutscher, 2008
4
Transitions to Alternative Vehicles and Fuels
The triangle is then broken up into wedges of equal area, each representing a reduction in carbon of 1 gigaton per year. result in a approximately 20 percent reduction in emissions from the transportation sector alone. However, they also ...
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, Committee on Transitions to Alternative Vehicles and Fuels, 2013
5
Industrial Applications of Batteries: From Cars to Aerospace ...
A recent analysis examined the potential of various options to scale up to become a “Gigaton solution” by 2020, meaning that it could account for a gigaton of COz reduction on a global annual basis by 2020 [58]. The study found that achieving ...
Michel Broussely, Gianfranco Pistoia, 2007
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We’re All Screwed: How Toxic Regulation Will Crush the Free ...
The Green Economic Bubble Boom Cvcle lntroductory Phase Reflexive demand and assumptions Gigaton Throwdown Manic Phase Self-reinforcing Bubble Bias To Be Announced clean energy during the next 10 years. The goal is to remove ...
Stephen A. Boyko, 2009
7
Innovative Energy Strategies for CO2 Stabilization
... the atmosphere of Earth) 1 GtC one gigaton of carbon 1 GTce 1 billion or gigaton of coal 1 GTce Energy released by burning one billion or one gigaton of coal (0.93 TWt-y 2.93 1019 Joules) 1 GToe Energy released by burning one gigaton of ...
Robert G. Watts, 2002
8
Earth's Climate: Past and Future
It would take roughly 24,700 years after volcanism ceased for these reservoirs to lose all their carbon (3700 gigatons divided by 0.15 gigaton/yr). In addition, over time spans of centuries, the large deep-ocean carbon reservoir would begin to ...
William F. Ruddiman, 2008
9
Dictionary of Global Climate Change
This can be compared with the current annual emission of 5.7 gigatons of carbon in carbon dioxide molecules produced by the combustion of fossil fuels, plus an amount of the order of 1 gigaton resulting from the combustion or oxidation of ...
W. John Maunder, 1992
10
Climate Stabilization Targets:: Emissions, Concentrations, ...
... Institute forSpace Studies GISS AGCM GISS's Atmospheric General Circulation Model GT gigaton GtC gigaton ofcarbon(gigaton = warming potential H + hydrogen ion HadISST 1x10 9 tons) GWP global Hadley Centre Global SeaIceandSea ...
Committee on Stabilization Targets for Atmospheric Greenhouse Gas Concentrations, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIGATON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gigaton is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Impending Ecosystem Collapse
Because the Arctic is loosing so much ice cover, a 50-gigaton burp of methane is highly possible at any time, which is equivalent to an ... «Dissident Voice, Jul 15»
2
Seaside adopts HERO program—making now a good time to make …
... UC Berkeley study found, PACE could finance more than $280 billion in energy retrofits and cut a gigaton of greenhouse gas emissions. «Monterey County Weekly, Jul 15»
3
Dot Earth | Greenland's Iceberg Factory – Where the Empire State …
[C]onsider how Meredith Nettles of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University recently described a gigaton-sized piece of ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
4
Why Greece's socialists just might be political masterminds
Unit of measure of the day: The gigaton. "A gigaton is equivalent to a billion metric tons. A male African elephant might weigh, at most, 6.8 ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
5
To truly grasp what we're doing to the planet, you need to …
Scientists often measure the loss of ice from the planet's two gigantic ice sheets, Greenland and Antarctica, in a particular unit called a “gigaton ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
6
Hibernating crustaceans sink masses of carbon in oceans
All told, the biological pump is thought to store roughly 1 gigaton of carbon per year in the deep ocean—a huge amount, but still only about ... «Science /AAAS, Jun 15»
7
Weighing the Climate Elephant
... to cooperate with other nations to secure an additional one gigaton of emissions reductions in developing countries. U.S. support could come ... «Foreign Affairs, Jun 15»
8
Not-So-Glacial Pace
While that thought conjures up powerful images of a soggy tundra, in reality, 75 gigatons—FYI, one gigaton is one billion tons—of ice go into the oceans, where ... «OnEarth Magazine, Jun 15»
9
Study Reveals What Happens During A 'Glacial Earthquake'
"We're talking about something that is a gigaton of ice," Nettles says. "That's sort of the size of an ice cube you would have if you filled up ... «NPR, Jun 15»
10
Alaska's glaciers are now losing 75 billion tons of ice every year
... Alaska, have lost 75 gigatons (a gigaton is a billion metric tons) of ice per year from 1994 through 2013. For comparison, that's roughly half of ... «Washington Post, Jun 15»

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