Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | October 17, 2013

Picoblog Picks #1: Metric System Prefixes

Picoblog Picks #1: Metric System Prefixes:

The metric system offers some great prefixes for generating new words.

Peta – 1,000,000,000,000,000 – quadrillion

Tera – 1,000,000,000,000 – trillion

Giga – 1,000,000,000 – billion

Mega – 1,000,000 – million

Kilo – 1,000 – thousand

Hecto – 100 – hundred

Deka – 10 – ten

Deci – 0.1 – tenth

Centi – 0.01 – hundredth

Milli – 0.001 – thousandth

Micro – 0.000,001 – millionth

Nano – 0.000,000,001 – billionth – atomic and small molecular scale

Pico – 0.000,000,000,001 – trillionth – subatomic scale

Femto – 0.000,000,000,000,001 – quadrillionth

New word:  Picoblog – This blog is too small to be called either a microblog or a nanoblog.

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Responses

  1. But it’s too good to be called a picoblog – or even a deciblog. Think bigger, Ashley.

    • Thank you so much, David. I selected picoblog, because it’s aimed for viewing on smartphones as well as computers. 🙂 Cheers, Ashley


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