tera

tera-

1.
a combining form used in the names of units of measure equal to one trillion of a given base unit: terahertz.
2.
Computers. a combining form of like function with the value 2 40 (=1,099,511,627,766). Abbreviation: T

Origin:
< Greek téras monster. See terato-

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tera-
 
prefix
1.  denoting 1012: terameter
2.  Also: tebi- denoting 240: terabyte
 
[from Greek teras monster]

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tera- pref.
One trillion (1012): terahertz.

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tera-  
  1. A prefix that means:

  2. One trillion (1012), as in terahertz, one trillion hertz.

  3. 240 (that is, 1,099,511,627,776), which is the power of two closest to a trillion, as in terabyte.


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TERA
Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment
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