mega-

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See also: mega, méga, mëga, and méga-

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μέγας(mégas, great, large, mighty), from Proto-Indo-European *meǵh₂s(great). Cognate with Latin magnus, Sanskrit मह(maha, great, massive, large-scale, epic), and with Germanic words: Gothic 𐌼𐌹𐌺𐌹𐌻𐍃(mikils), Old English micel, Middle English muchel, English much, Old High German mihhil, Old Norse mikill, Danish meget.

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SI prefix
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mega-

  1. (originally) Very large, great. Denoting a size larger than usual.
  2. In the International System of Units and other metric systems of units, multiplying the unit to which it is attached by one million (106.) SI Symbol: M.
  3. (computing) Multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 220 (= 1,048,576, the binary round number closest to a million). Computing symbol: Mi.
  4. (computing, marketing) Multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 210 × 103 (= 1024,000, the binary round number closest to thousand).

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  • Because the meaning "220" is in conflict with the meaning "one million" used with SI units, the alternative mebi- has been proposed and promulgated as an international standard, with Mi as its symbol.

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Danish[edit]

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mega-

  1. mega- (SI system)
  2. (informal) very
    • 2014, Thomas Halling, Mia & Marcus, Lindhardt og Ringhof (ISBN 9788711342695)
      Mia var jo megasød.
      Mia was really sweet.
    • 2015, Kjell Eriksson, Natravnen, Klim (ISBN 9788771296396)
      Netop derfor, sagde Wolf, – netop fordi det er så stort, så fandens megastort.
      Precisely for that reason, Wolf said, - precisely because it is so large, so damn huge.

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Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
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mega-

  1. mega-



Finnish[edit]

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mega-

  1. mega-

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μέγας(mégas, great, large, mighty).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈmɛɡɒ]
  • Hyphenation: me‧ga

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mega-

  1. mega- (in the International System of Units and other metric systems of units, multiplying the unit to which it is attached by one million (106.))

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tótfalusi István, Idegenszó-tár: Idegen szavak értelmező és etimológiai szótára. Tinta Könyvkiadó, Budapest, 2005, ISBN 963 7094 20 2

Italian[edit]

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mega-

  1. mega- (all senses)

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Portuguese[edit]

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mega-

  1. mega- (very large, great)
  2. mega- (multiplication factor of one million)

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mega-

  1. mega-

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