short ton, short tons


short ton, short tons

short ton, short tons nom féminin (anglais short, petit, et ton, tonne) Unité de mesure de masse américaine égale à 2 000 pounds (environ 907 kg) et appelée aussi ton ou tonne américaine.

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  • Short ton — The short ton is a unit of mass equal to 2,000 pounds (907.18474 kg).[1] In the United States it is often called simply ton[1] without distinguishing it from the metric ton (tonne, 1,000 kilograms / 2,204.62262 pounds) or the long ton… …   Wikipedia

  • short ton — 2000 pounds. For many agricultural commodities, this is the standard measure for domestic trade. However, international trade usually is reported in long tons (2240 pounds) …   Combined glossary of agriculture

  • ton — $100 million in bond trader s terms. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * ton ton [tʌn] noun tons PLURALFORM or …   Financial and business terms

  • TON — Trader Order Number; number attributed by a trader to identify an order. If the trader does not attribute a TON, the SLE will attribute one sequentially from the last attributed number (or starting at one at the beginning of the trade day). The… …   Financial and business terms

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  • ton — ton1 or displacement ton [tun] n. pl. tons; sometimes, after a number,ton [var. (differentiated (17th c.) for senses “weight, measure”) of TUN] 1. a unit of weight, equal to 2,000 pounds avoirdupois (907.1847 kilograms or 0.90718 metric ton or… …   English World dictionary

  • Ton — (t[u^]n), n. [OE. tonne, tunne, a tun, {AS}. tunne a tun, tub, a large vessel; akin to G. & F. tonne a ton, tun, LL. tunna a tun; all perhaps of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. & Gael. tunna a tun. Cf. {Tun},{Tunnel}.] (Com.) A measure of weight or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ton — ► NOUN 1) (also long ton) a unit of weight equal to 2,240 lb avoirdupois (1016.05 kg). 2) (also short ton) chiefly N. Amer. a unit of weight equal to 2,000 lb avoirdupois (907.19 kg). 3) a metric ton. 4) (also displacement ton) a unit of… …   English terms dictionary

  • ton — Tons come in both weight and volume. In weight, a short ton, the common measure in the Uniteds States, is 2,000 pounds. A long ton, the common measure in Great Britain, is 2,240 pounds. U.S. journalists would encounter this measure only rarely. A …   Combined glossary of agriculture

  • Ton — Not to be confused with tonnage. For other uses, see Ton (disambiguation). The ton is a unit of measure. It has a long history and has acquired a number of meanings and uses over the years. It is used principally as a unit of weight, and as a… …   Wikipedia


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