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.
  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 number closest to a million). Computing symbol: Mi.
  4. (computing, marketing) Multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 213 × 53 (= 1,024,000, the binary round number closest to a million).

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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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Category Danish words prefixed with mega- not found


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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.))

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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)

Spanish[edit]

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mega-

  1. mega-

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