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Peta

In physics and mathematics, peta is an SI prefix in the SI system of units denoting 1015 or 1 000 000 000 000 000 (e.g. 1 petameter = 1015 meters, 1 petasecond = 1015 seconds).
Adopted in 1975, it comes from the Greek πέντε, meaning five, because it is equal to 10005.
Abbreviation: P


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