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giga-

See also: giga

EnglishEdit

SI prefix
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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek γίγας (gígas, giant); cognate to giant.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡɪɡə/, /ˈɡaɪɡə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɡɪɡə/, /ˈdʒɪɡə/

PrefixEdit

giga-

  1. In the International System of Units and other metric systems of units, multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 109. Symbol: G
  2. (computing) Multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 230 or 1,073,741,824

Usage notesEdit

In computing, meaning is ambiguous between 109 = 1,000,000,000 and 230 = 1,073,741,824. For precision, gibi- specifically means the binary 230; see binary prefix for discussion.

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FinnishEdit

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giga-

  1. giga-

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giga-

  1. giga-

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giga-

  1. giga-