Origin of tera-
Words nearby tera-
WORDS THAT USE TERA-
What does tera- mean?
Tera- is a combining form used like a prefix meaning “one trillion.” It is often used in terms of measurement. In terms from computer science, such as terabyte, tera- means 240—which equals, well, a huge number.
Tera- comes from the Greek téras, meaning “monster.” Yes, “monster.” Discover more at our entry for terato-.
What are variants of tera-?
A synonym for tera-, as it is used in computer science to mean 240, is tebi-. Learn more about this combining form at our entry for tebi-.
Examples of tera-
One example of a technical term you may have seen that features the combining form tera- is terahertz, “one trillion (1012) hertz.”
The combining form tera- means “one trillion,” while a hertz is a unit of frequency. Terahertz literally translates to “one trillion hertz.”
What are some words that use the combining form tera-?
What are some other forms that tera– may be commonly confused with?
Not every word that begins with the exact letters tera-, such as teraglin or terakihi, is necessarily using the combining forming tera- to denote “one trillion.” Learn what a terakihi is at our entry for the word.
Break it down!
In computer science, flop is an abbreviation of “floating point.” With this in mind, how many floating-point operations occur per second in a teraflop?
How to use tera- in a sentence
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There were Jenna Jameson, Tera Patrick, and Sasha Grey: all were well known in mainstream pop culture.
Now, no one has a fair chance at what happened for Jenna, Tera, and me.
The prefix for trillion, as we know from super-computer lingo, is “tera.”
A Buddhist church (tera) is a place where adherents go as anniversaries come round or for sermons.The Foundations of Japan|J.W. Robertson Scott
Tura only needs a change of one letter to make Tera, the father of Abraham.The Bible Of Bibles;|Kersey Graves
Ko te tangata tera e mohio ana ki te whakairo rakau, that is the man who understands carving wood.
Tera is often used in an emphatic way for the personal pronoun of the third person singular.
Hymenopteral, hī-men-op′tėr-al, adj. pertaining to the Hymenop′tera, an order of insects having four membranous wings.