from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Large: megadose.
- Surpassing other examples of its kind; extraordinary: megahit.
- One million (106): megahertz.
- 1,048,576 (220): megabyte.
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- Very large, great. Denoting a size larger than usual.
- In the International System of Units and other metric systems of units, multiplying the unit to which it is attached by one million (106.) SI Symbol: M, computing abbreviation: Mi.
- Multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 220 (= 1,048,576, the binary round number closest to a million).
- Multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 210 × 103 (= 1024,000, the binary round number closest to thousand).
Kilo-, mega-, giga- and tera- are prefixes used with bit or byte to measure capacities.
And words which previously had sufficient power in themselves are attracting prefixes such as uber- or mega- in order to re-energise them, she adds.
"In today's market, the hated segment is the mega- buyout," said Mario Giannini, chief executive officer of Hamilton Lane Advisors, a Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania-based firm that advises clients on private-equity investments.
How to choose between the mega-"my favorite things" two-day gift giving extravaganza an event that our lady of sumptuous philanthropy likened to the beauty of good things happening to good people and the "come-to-Jesus" estranged friends truth-and-reconciliation episodes featuring Whoopi Goldberg and former self-help protégé Iyanla Vanzant?
Other than SunTrust and Regions Financial, other mega- and regional banks never followed suit.
But do college football fans in general want mega- conferences?
Gingrich continued his attacks yesterday outside a mega- church near Tampa and again at a rally that attracted more than 1,000 to The Villages, a retirement community northwest of Orlando.
As high-flying technology stocks crashed and the mega- mergers of the late 1990s faded away, Goldman Sachs's investment-banking revenue plunged to $2.71 billion in 2003 from $5.37 billion in 2000.
Throughout 2012, we will release, one part every two weeks, essentially "the best of"-a heavily annotated, 23-part mega-"presentation" titled "Excellence.