a combining form used in the names of units of measure equal to one trillion of a given base unit:
Computers. a combining form of like function with the value 2 40 (=1,099,511,627,766).
denoting 1012: terameter
Also tebi-. denoting 240: terabyte
One trillion (1012): terahertz.
A prefix that means:
One trillion (1012), as in terahertz, one trillion hertz.
240 (that is, 1,099,511,627,776), which is the power of two closest to a trillion, as in terabyte.
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noun, Computers. 1. 2 40 (1,099,511,627,776) bytes; 1024 gigabytes. 2. (loosely) 10 12 or one trillion (1,000,000,000,000) bytes; 1000 gigabytes. Symbol: TB, TByte. noun 1. (computing) 1012 or 240 bytes terabyte (těr’ə-bīt’) A unit of computer memory or data storage capacity equal to 1,024 gigabytes (240 bytes). One trillion bytes. See Note at megabyte. unit […]
noun 1. (computing) a measure of processing speed, consisting of a thousand billion floating-point operations a second teraflop (těr’ə-flŏp’) A measure of computing speed equal to one trillion floating-point operations per second. unit 10^12 flops. Intel beat Hitachi to the record of 1.06 teraflops, on 04 Dec 1996, unofficially in Beverton, Oregon, using 7264 Pentium […]
- Teraflop club
body /te’r*-flop kluhb/ (From tera- and flops) A mythical association of people who consume outrageous amounts of computer time in order to produce a few simple pictures of glass balls with intricate ray-tracing techniques. Caltech professor James Kajiya is said to have been the founder. [Jargon File] (1997-07-21)
noun 1. a measure of computer speed, equal to one trillion floating-point operations per second. teraflop (těr’ə-flŏp’) A measure of computing speed equal to one trillion floating-point operations per second.