Giga- Definition

gigə; also gīgə, jigə
prefix
One billion (109 ).
Gigahertz.
American Heritage
1,073,741,824 (230 ).
Gigabyte.
American Heritage
affix
One billion; the factor 109
Gigaton.
Webster's New World
other
A prefix that means.
American Heritage Science

See G.

Webster's New World Telecom
230 (that is, 1,073,741,824), which is the power of 2 closest to a billion, as in gigabyte.
American Heritage Science
One billion (109 ), as in gigahertz, one billion hertz.
American Heritage Science
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Origin of Giga-

  • From Ancient Greek γίγας (gigas, “giant”); cognate to giant.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Greek gigās giant

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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