Definition of tera- in English:

tera-

Syllabification: tera-

combining form

  • Used in units of measurement.
  • 1Denoting a factor of 1012: terawatt
  • 2 Computing Denoting a factor of 240.

Origin

from Greek teras 'monster'.

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