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Meg

[meg] /mɛg/
noun
1.
a female given name, form of Margaret.

meg1

Electricity
1.
megohm; megohms.

meg2

[meg] /mɛg/ Informal.
noun
1.
a megabyte.

mega-

1.
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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  • And Mistress Meg will be left in the lurch, poor white-face!

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  • I dashed into my room but Meg's staccato reached me even there.

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British Dictionary definitions for Meg

meg

/mɛɡ/
noun
1.
(informal) short for megabyte

mega-

combining form
1.
denoting 106: megawatt, M
2.
(in computer technology) denoting 220 (1 048 576): megabyte
3.
large or great: megalith
4.
(informal) great in importance or amount: megastar
Word Origin
from Greek megas huge, powerful
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Word Origin and History for Meg

fem. proper name; before the late 20c. rise in popularity of Megan it typically was a pet form of Margaret, and was "used dial. to indicate a hoyden, coarse woman, etc." [OED]

mega-

before vowels meg-, word-forming element often meaning "large, great," but in precise scientific language "one million" (megaton, megawatt, etc.), from Greek megas "great, large, vast, big, high, tall; mighty, important" (fem. megale), from PIE *meg- "great" (cf. Latin magnus, Old English micel; see mickle). Mega began to be used alone as an adjective by 1982.

High-speed computer stores 2.5 megabits [headline in "Electronics" magazine, Oct. 1, 1957]

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Meg in Medicine

mega- pref.

  1. Large: megacephaly.

  2. One million (106): megahertz.

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Meg in Science
mega-  
  1. A prefix that means:

  2. Large, as in megadose, a large dose.

  3. One million, as in megahertz, one million hertz.

  4. 220 (that is, 1,048,576), which is the power of 2 closest to a million, as in megabyte.


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Meg in Technology
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Related Abbreviations for Meg

meg

1.
megabyte
2.
megohm

MEG

magnetoencephalogram
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