a combining form used in the names of units of measure equal to one quadrillion (1015) of a given base unit: petabyte.
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How to use peta- in a sentence
You may be forgiven for reading that sign and assuming that PETA suggests milk causes autism.Twisted Anti-Vaxxer Parents Choose Fatal Diseases Over Autism | Elizabeth Picciuto | July 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He tells me about the absurdity of the ASPCA, the Humane Society of the United States, and PETA.
As recently reported by The Daily Beast, PETA has launched a campaign that tries to link milk consumption and autism.
It seems that PETA was unhappy to have had its revamped campaign debunked.
PETA, whose headquarters are based in Detroit, is encouraging people to donate their goods.Cara Delevingne Tops 2013 Google Searches; PETA Distributes Fur Coats | The Fashion Beast Team | December 18, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The golden-hued peta was found beside the myriad-flowering oleander, while the undergrowth was braided with cacti and aloes.Due South or Cuba Past and Present | Maturin M. Ballou
Simon Peta was de first bishop of Rome, but de Lord had on old worn-out clothes, and was sot upon an oxen, and eat moldy bread.To and Through Nebraska | Frances I. Sims Fulton
Now two men lived at Avikwame, Hatpa-'aqwaoθtše, their father's older brother, and Nume-peta.Seven Mohave Myths | A. L. Kroeber
Then Pukehane sent for people to come for his brother who was about to die; he sent for Nume-peta at Avikwame.Seven Mohave Myths | A. L. Kroeber
A son of peta-la-sha-ra and head chief of the Chowee band; also a leader in the councils.Descriptive Catalogue of Photographs of North American Indians | W. H. Jackson
British Dictionary definitions for Peta (1 of 2)
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
British Dictionary definitions for peta- (2 of 2)
denoting 10 15: petametres Symbol: P
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Scientific definitions for peta-
A prefix that means:
One quadrillion (1015), as in petahertz, one quadrillion hertz.
250 (that is, 1,125,899,906,842,624), which is the power of two closest to a quadrillion, as in petabyte.
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