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mega-

pref.
1. Large: megadose.
2. Surpassing other examples of its kind; extraordinary: megahit.
3. One million (106): megahertz.
4. 1,048,576 (220): megabyte.

[Greek, from megas, great; see meg- in Indo-European roots.]
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mega-

combining form
1. (Units) denoting 106: megawatt. Symbol: M
2. (Computer Science) (in computer technology) denoting 220 (1 048 576): megabyte.
3. large or great: megalith.
4. informal great in importance or amount: megastar.
[from Greek megas huge, powerful]
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mega-

a combining form meaning “extremely large, huge,” orig. a variant of megalo- (megalith), used also in the names of units of measure equal to one million of a given base unit (megahertz; megaton), and by extension, now freely used to form words denoting very large quantities (megabucks), large things (megastructure) or, more generally, things that are extraordinary examples of their kind (megahit; megatrend).
Abbr.: M Also, esp. before a vowel, meg-.
[comb. form representing Greek mégas large]
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mega-

1. A prefix that means:
2. Large, as in megatherium, large animal.
3. One million, as in megahertz, one million hertz.
4. 220 (that is, 1,048,576), which is the power of 2 closest to a million, as in megabyte.
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mega-

A prefix meaning one million; e.g., a megaton is a unit of weight equal to one million tons.
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Translations

mega-

prefMega-;
megabucks
pl (inf) he’s making mega-er verdient ein Schweinegeld (inf), → er macht einen Haufen Kohle (inf)
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mega-

(megə)
1. a million, as in megaton. mega-.
2. (also megalo- (megəlou) ) large or great, as in megalomania.
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In the Caribbean and in Mego- and South America they enslaved the native people, chained them together at the neck and marching them in columns to toil in gold and silver mines, decapitating any who did not walk quickly enough.