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giga-

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English

Etymology

From Greek gigas, giant

Pronunciation

  • (US) 1. IPA: /ɡɪɡə/
  • (US) 2. IPA: /dʒɪɡə/

Prefix

SI prefix
G
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giga-

  1. In the International System of Units and other metric systems of units, multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 109. Symbol: G
  2. (computing) Multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 230 or 1,073,741,824
  3. (computing-marketing) Multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 210*106 or 1,024,000,000 (makes things look bigger)

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Derived terms


French

Pronunciation

Prefix

giga-

  1. giga-

Italian

Prefix

giga- [[Category:Template:lang:it prefixes|giga-]]

  1. giga-

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