- Also especially before a vowel, meg-.
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How to use mega- in a sentence
We have reached a tipping point where mega donors completely dominate the landscape.
And who can blame them for feeling disenfranchised when they see their efforts dwarfed by the mega donors.
Art Basel itself is but the center of a cluster of mega-shows taking place in Miami this week.Sneer and Clothing in Miami: Inside The $3 Billion Woodstock of Contemporary Art | Jay Michaelson | December 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The FSLN-controlled legislative assembly approved the mega-project under a cloud of secrecy in a record seven days.China’s Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a New Central America Revolution | Nina Lakhani | November 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Mary Matalin once dubbed him a “mega-multimedia Wunderkind!”Ben Carson’s Bizarrely Serious, Seriously Bizarre Campaign Crew | Olivia Nuzzi | November 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Correspondingly, the merozoites, to which they give rise, are also different (micro-and mega-merozoites).
As this letter A is formed by a larger aperture than the former one, it may be called A mega.The Temple of Nature; or, the Origin of Society | Erasmus Darwin.
I call him mega-ergaton docile, 'the teachable great-worker.'A Century of Science and Other Essays | John Fiske
They foresaw a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural socialist mega-state.After the Rain | Sam Vaknin
The prime example is Japan, which constructed its whole mega-economy on these bases.After the Rain | Sam Vaknin
British Dictionary definitions for mega (1 of 2)
slang extremely good, great, or successful
British Dictionary definitions for mega- (2 of 2)
denoting 10 6: megawatt Symbol: M
(in computer technology) denoting 2 20 (1 048 576): megabyte
large or great: megalith
informal great in importance or amount: megastar
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Scientific definitions for 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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