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a combining form that denotes a factor of the seventh power of 1,000 (1021), used in the names of units of measure.
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Origin of zetta-
First recorded in 1990–95; possibly an alteration of Greek zêta, which is the sixth letter of the final version of the Greek alphabet (representing Latin z). Greek zeta had the numerical value of seven: it replaced the original sixth letter of the Greek alphabet, wau, which was shaped like the Latin F and was pronounced like w, but the sound and the letter wau became obsolete in most Greek dialects during the 8th century b.c.
Words nearby zetta-
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How to use zetta- in a sentence
Zetta gave $2.50 a week for a furnished hall bedroom and the use of a bath-room.Making Both Ends Meet|Sue Ainslie Clark and Edith Wyatt