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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Prefix cu tongfang pakhat ih a hmai hruaitu khi a sawh duhmi a si ih, suffix cu tongfang pakhat ih a dunglam beetcih, komcihmi a um, tinak a si.
Kan siar tik sawh ahcun a siartu thuthu in a feh ding.
Cuti a thleng ruangah thlengtu (clitics) kan tinak cu a si.
www.upway.com /rammawi/lang/falamtong/chap-10.shtml   (4220 words)

  
 SI prefix - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
SI defines a number of SI prefixes to be used with the SI units: these combine with any unit name to give subdivisions and multiples.
Thus the SI prefixes provide steps of a factor one million instead of one thousand in the case of an exponent 2, of a billion in the case of an exponent 3, etc. As a result large numbers may be needed, even if the prefixes are fully used.
When any SI prefix is affixed to a root word, the prefix carries the primary stress, and the root word carries a secondary stress on the same syllable that is stressed when the root word stands alone.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/SI_prefix   (2047 words)

  
 Binary prefix - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The names and values of the SI prefixes were defined in the 1960 SI standard, with powers-of-1000 values.
Although the prefixes denoting fractions of a bit or byte might theoretically find application in areas such as cryptography, data compression, and data transfer rates, they are not used in practice.
BIPM (which maintains SI) expressly prohibits the binary prefix usage, and recommends the use of the IEC prefixes as an alternative (computing units are not included in SI).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Binary_prefix   (1923 words)

  
 SI prefix - SIprefix
SI defines a number of SI prefixes to be used with the units: these combine with any unit name to give subdivisions and multiples.
The following SI prefixes can be used to prefix any of the above units to produce a multiple or submultiple of the original unit.
Prefixes cannot be combined: for example 10 metre must be written as 1 nm, not as 1 mµm.
www.kopete.org /SI-prefix.html   (1470 words)

  
 SI
SI is sometimes referred to as the metric system (especially in the United States, which has not widely adopted it, and the UK, where conversion is incomplete).
SI also defines a number of SI prefixes to be used with the units: these combine with any unit name to give subdivisions and multiples.
The unit of angle is the angle subtended at the centre of a circle by an arc of the circumference equal in length to the radius of the circle.
www.knowledgefun.com /book/s/si/si.html   (1188 words)

  
 sociology - SI
SI is sometimes referred to as the metric system (especially in the United States, which has not widely adopted it, although it has been used more commonly in recent years, and in the UK, where conversion is incomplete).
SI is built on seven SI base units, the kilogram, metre, second, ampere, kelvin, mole, and candela.
ISO 1000:1992 SI units and recommendations for the use of their multiples and of certain other units, with its price tag of 99 Swiss francs for a 22 page, coverless pamphlet showing why the public is sometimes a little slow to pick up on their recommendations.
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/SI   (1932 words)

  
 prefix - definition by dict.die.net
pr['e]fixe.] That which is prefixed; esp., one or more letters or syllables combined or united with the beginning of a word to modify its signification; as, pre- in prefix, con- in conjure.
When used with bytes of storage, these prefixes usually denote multiplication by powers of 1024 = 2^10 (K, M, and G are common in computing).
The formal SI prefix for 1000 is lower case "k"; some, including this dictionary, use this strictly, reserving upper case "K" for multiplication by 1024 (KB is thus "kilobytes").
dict.die.net /prefix   (415 words)

  
 Online Conversion - The SI Standard
The SI is not static, it is a living set of standards where units are created and definitions are modified with international agreement.
SI consists of seven base units and several derived units, together with a set of prefixes.
Formally, their SI unit is simply the number 1, but they are given these special names, for use whenever the lack of a unit might be confusing.
www.onlineconversion.com /article_SI_standard.htm   (2085 words)

  
 IEC prefixes and symbols for binary multiples
It is suggested that in English, the first syllable of the name of the binary‐multiple prefix should be pronounced in the same way as the first syllable of the name of the corresponding SI prefix, and that the second syllable should be pronounced as “bee”.
As can be seen from the above table, the name of each new prefix is derived from the name of the corresponding SI prefix by retaining the first two letters of the name of the SI prefix and adding the letters “bi”, which recalls the word “binary”.
Similarly, the symbol of each new prefix is derived from the symbol of the corresponding SI prefix by adding the letter ‘i’, which again recalls the word “binary”.
members.optus.net /alexey/prefBin.xhtml   (1012 words)

  
 Kilobyte (Linux Reviews)
A kilobyte (derived from the SI prefix kilo-, meaning 1000) is a unit of information or computer storage equal to either 1024 or 1000 bytes.
Some have suggested that the capitalized prefix K should be used to distinguish this quantity from the SI prefix k, and although this has never been formally mandated, it is commonly practised (even though K is already used as the SI symbol for kelvins).
However, it is not extensible to the higher-order prefixes, as SI already uses the prefixes m and M to mean "thousandth" and "million" respectively.
linuxreviews.org /dictionary/Kilobyte   (428 words)

  
 Multiples and Submultiples Prefixes Tables
The 20 SI prefixes used to form decimal multiples and submultiples of SI units are:
It is important to note that the kilogram is the only SI unit with a prefix as part of its name and symbol.
Because the SI prefixes strictly represent powers of 10, they should not be used to represent powers of 2.
www.technick.net /public/code/cp_dpage.php?aiocp_dp=guide_tables_prefix   (196 words)

  
 SI Units & Standards
The SI units are used to derive units of measurement for all physical quantities and phenomena.
SI prefixes and units should be written together and then set off by a space (single space in print) from their numerators.
Engineering notation is used by default when we speak because the numerical values of the spoken names of SI prefixes run in increments of thousands such as; kilohertz, microfarads, millihenrys and megaohms (pronounced "megohms").
www.teamrocs.com /technical/pages/siunits.htm   (1422 words)

  
 Prefix Tera   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In ordinary language prefixes have an important to play in modifying the meanings of...
Prefix, Factor by which unit is multiplied, Symbol.
Si prefixes are used to form decimal multiples and submultiples of Si units.
www.jolt12.co.uk /prefix_tera.html   (165 words)

  
 FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about the metric system
Note that “metric” (in the context of the SI) is an adjective, not a noun: metric system, metric units, metric legislation, metric conversion, metric ton, etc. People sometimes use “metric” or “metrics” as slang for “the metric system,” but strictly speaking this is not correct.
In computer-related contexts, the SI prefix names and symbols are sometimes used in incorrect and confusing ways.
prefixes for binary multiples if you want to know more about this issue, which is only peripherally related to the metric system.
lamar.colostate.edu /~hillger/faq.html   (7974 words)

  
 prefix
The prefixes zetta-, yotta-, zepto-, and yocto- have been included in these tables purely for completeness and giggle value; they were adopted in 1990 by the "19th Conference Generale des Poids et Mesures".
The prefix milli-, denoting multiplication by 1000^(-1), has always been rare in jargon (there is, however, a standard joke about the "millihelen" - notionally, the amount of beauty required to launch one ship).
Note that the formal SI metric prefix for 1000 is lower case "k"; some, including this dictionary, use this strictly, reserving "K" for multiplication by 1024 (KB is thus "kilobytes").
burks.bton.ac.uk /burks/foldoc/44/92.htm   (500 words)

  
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Most current prefixes have a value that is a power of 10^3, but we would like to have prefixes that reach powers of ten between these, such as 10^4.
Suppose that we use the prefix letters "X" and "x" for the first prefix of this type: to avoid any redundancy of names, we want the prefix combinations "DY" and "dyX" (and also "dy" and "DYx") to be one power of ten apart.
Short prefixes are a strength of the current system, and that strength is best maintained by minimising the number of jump sizes represented among the prefixes.
www.fysh.org /~zefram/text_rep/ext_si_prefix.txt   (1431 words)

  
 IEC - IEC in action | SI zone > Prefixes for binary multiples
SI is a decimal (base ten) system, but computers essentially only recognize whether an electrical signal is on or off, represented by a 1 or a 0.
Despite its inaccuracy and the inappropriate use of the decimal SI prefix, the term was also easy for salesmen and shops to use, and it caught on with the public.
The new prefixes and symbols for binary multiples standardized in IEC 60027-2 are not part of the SI metric system of units.
www.iec.ch /zone/si/si_bytes.htm   (1023 words)

  
 Prefix Conversion Calculator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The prefixes in the SI system are intended to create appropriately-sized units so the number is easily read and understood.
Once the given number is keyed in, and the given prefix is selected, then the suitably adjusted value is shown for all the other prefixes.
The general principle is that, if the prefix makes the unit bigger then the symbol for the prefix is a CAPITAL letter, with just three exceptions: kilo[k], hecto[h] and deca[da].
www.projects.ex.ac.uk /trol/scol/ccprefix.htm   (400 words)

  
 Physics reference: SI prefixes
The name of the prefix, which is prepended directly before a unit name with no spaces.
The symbol of the prefix, to be used in conjunction with the symbol for a unit, following the rules above.
The deca prefix is sometimes written deka and is abbreviated dk.
www.alcyone.com /max/reference/physics/prefixes.html   (183 words)

  
 Word origins, M - Answerbag.com
Micro is a SI prefix in the SI system of units denoting a factor of 10^-6 (one millionth).
Milli (symbol m) is an SI prefix in the SI system of units denoting a factor of 10^-3, or 1/1,000.
Mega (symbol M) is a SI prefix in the SI system of units denoting a factor of 10^6, i.e.
www.answerbag.com /c_view.php/2976   (294 words)

  
 SI prefix - Questionz.net , answers to all your questions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The way that the same prefixes can be applied to any SI unit is one of the strengths of SI, since it considerably simplifies the learning and use of it.
Non-SI units SI prefixes rarely appear coupled with imperial units except in some specialised cases (e.g.
However, these prefixes usually retain their powers-of-1000 meanings when used to describe rates of data communication (bit rates): 10-Mb/s Ethernet runs at 10,000,000 bits per second, not 10,485,760 bit/s.
www.questionz.net /Physics/SI_prefix.html   (705 words)

  
 SI Unit Prefixes
Prefixes for SI Units and Derived SI Units.
The prefix attaches directly to the name of a unit, and a prefix symbol attaches directly to the symbol for a unit.
Thus, because compound prefixes are unacceptable, symbols for decimal multiples and submultiples of the unit of mass are formed by attaching SI prefix symbols to g, the unit symbol for gram, and the names of such multiples and submultiples are formed by attaching SI prefixes to the name "gram."
www.gordonengland.co.uk /conversion/siprefix.htm   (349 words)

  
 Si Prefixes
SI unit to form a decimal multiple (supramultiple or submultiple).
prefixes used to form decimal multiples or submultiples of the units.
SI prefix for a multiplication factor which replaces 10^-9.
www.top10news.co.uk /si_prefixes.html   (223 words)

  
 Metric system   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Most everyday users of the metric system measure temperature in degrees Celsius, though the SI unit is the kelvin, a scale whose units have the same "size", but which starts at absolute zero.
The decimal unit, which is not part of SI, is the gon or grad, equal to one hundredth of a right angle.
This did not prevent the popular use of names for some derived units such as the tonne which is a megagram while a quintal is accepted as 100 kilograms; both are derived from old customary units and were rounded to metric.
vb.game-host.org /en/Metric_system.htm   (2886 words)

  
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Prefix db "A:" ;default prefix for file names db 64 dup (?) ; ; All messages are here.
Much of the code here involves moving segment registers around, ;because the prefix may exist in a different segment if it is coming from the ;PATH in the environment area.
LodOff SI, Prefix xor DX,DX ;Don't need any extra jmp Append SetPrf endp ; ;********** ;* TryPth * ;********** ;If MSDOS 2.0 is running, the file name prefix is set up as the next directory ;name from the PATH string in the environment, if any.
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 Giga Prefix   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Prefix signifying multiplication by 109 (1000000000 or 1 billion), as in gigahertz, a unit of frequency equivalent to 1 billion hertz.
Here are the SI magnifying prefixes, along with the corresponding b...
prefix in the SI system of units denoting 109, or 1 000 000...
www.jolt12.co.uk /giga_prefix.html   (225 words)

  
 Physics > SI Prefixes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Note that the formal SI metric prefix for 1000 is lower case "k".
Use outside SI The abbreviation "k" is often used to mean a multiple of a thousand, so one may talk of "a 40K salary" (40,000), or the Y2K problem.
This inconsistency did not seem relevant when computers had little storage and communication links were relatively slow, but the increasing capacity of computing systems and speed of network links began making this inconsistency a more serious problem.
www.physics.teleactivities.net /tables/si_prefix.htm   (575 words)

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