meg

1

Electricity.

megohm; megohms.

Nearby words

  1. meetly,
  2. meetup,
  3. mefenamic acid,
  4. meff,
  5. mefloquine,
  6. mega,
  7. mega-,
  8. megabacterium,
  9. megabit,
  10. megabladder

meg

2
[ meg ]
/ mɛg /
Informal.

noun

a megabyte.

Meg

[ meg ]
/ mɛg /

noun

a female given name, form of Margaret.

MEG

mega-

variant of megalo- (megalith); also the initial element in units of measure that are equal to one million of the units denoted by the base word (megahertz). Symbol: M
Also especially before a vowel, meg-.

Origin of mega-

combining form representing Greek mégas large, great

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British Dictionary definitions for meg

meg

/ (mɛɡ) /

noun

informal short for megabyte

mega-

combining form

denoting 10 6megawatt Symbol: M
(in computer technology) denoting 2 20 (1 048 576)megabyte
large or greatmegalith
informal great in importance or amountmegastar

Word Origin for mega-

from Greek megas huge, powerful

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Medicine definitions for meg

mega-

pref.

Large:megacephaly.
One million (106):megahertz.

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Science definitions for meg

mega-

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