Visit the forum if you have a language query!

mega-

Definition from Dictionary, a free dictionary
Life is made of ever so many partings welded together.
Charles Dickens
Jump to: navigation, search

English

Broom icon.svg A user suggests that this entry should be cleaned up, giving the reason: “Etymology requires proper Greek, not the transliteration. Several of the derived terms do not appear to meet Wiktionary's criteria for inclusion.”.
Please see the discussion on Requests for cleanup(+) for more information and remove this template after the problem has been dealt with.

Etymology

From Greek megas, big

Pronunciation

Prefix

SI prefix
M
Previous: kilo-
Next: giga-

mega- (or, before a vowel meg-)

  1. 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, computing abbreviation: Mi.
  2. (computing) Multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 220 (= 1,048,576).
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 210 × 103 (= 1024,000).
  4. (also megalo- or, before a vowel, megal-) Very large.
  5. (informal; also written separately as an adjective; see mega) Very large or great.

Usage notes

This section does not cite its references or sources.
You can help Wiktionary verify this information by introducing appropriate citations.
  • Because the meaning "220" is in conflict with the meaning "one million" used with SI units, the alternative mebi- has been proposed, with Mi proposed for use with SI units and M in computing. This sense is US only not widely used.

Derived terms

Translations

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.

Elsewhere on the web

En-En

En-It

En-Fr

En-El

En-Sp

En-Mul

En-De

OnelookIATEIATEIATEIATEProZDict.cc
WordnikIATELinguee
GoogleIATE