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mega (M)

With the prefix mega (M) a double meaning is possible. On the one hand, it can be the prefix for 1 million, namely 10exp6, on the other hand, when specifying memory sizes, it can be the prefix for 2exp20, which corresponds to 1,048,576.

The prefix mega is used in connection with the data rate as megabits per second (Mbit/s), with the frequency as megahertz (MHz), with the computing power as MFLOPS, the screen resolution as megapixel or with the storage capacity as megabyte.

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Updated at: 20.03.2010