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tera-

pref.
1. One trillion (1012): terahertz.
2. 1,099,511,627,776 (240): terabyte

[From Greek teras, monster; see kwer- in Indo-European roots.]
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tera-

prefix
1. (Units) denoting 1012: terameter.
2. (Units) Also: tebi- denoting 240: terabyte.
Symbol: T
[from Greek teras monster]
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tera-

1. a combining form used in the names of units of measure equal to one trillion of a given base unit: terahertz.
2. a combining form of like function with the value 240 (=1,099,511,627,776). Abbr.: T
[< Greek téras monster. compare terato-]
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tera-

1. A prefix that means:
2. One trillion (1012), as in terahertz, one trillion hertz.
3. 240 (that is, 1,099,511,627,776), which is the power of two closest to a trillion, as in terabyte.
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tera-

A prefix meaning one trillion (1012). For example, 1 terameter = 1 trillion meters.
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