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 History of this Word

"zetta" is from "septem" (seven) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this prefix,
zettasecond
zettahertz

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grammar is modifier

"zetta-" is a type of prefix

Definition

A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "one thousand million million million" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

zetta- illustration And I'm confident that if you talk about a "zettagram", people will assume you're making it up as you go along.
zetta- illustration The zettameter is about right for mapping this corner of the universe.