Numerical Prefixes

# Numerical Prefixes - Nume r ic a l Pr e f ixe s Numerical...

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1/29/2014 Numerical Prefixes http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?NumericalPrefixes 1/2 Numerical Prefixes The Greek numerical prefixes are used for naming things like polygons, polyhedra and polynomials:: mono = 1 di = 2 tri = 3 tetra = 4 penta = 5 hexa = 6 hepta = 7 octa = 8 ennea = 9 deca = 10 hendeca = 11 dodeca = 12 triskaideca = 13 tetrakaideca...enneakaideca = 14...19 icosa = 20 icosikaihena = 21 icosidi...icosiennea = 22...29 triaconta = 30 tetraconta...enneaconta = 40..90 hecto | hecato = 100 chilia = 1000 myria = 10000 The word "kai", meaning and, is often omitted. Chemistry uses a slightly different set of prefixes, two of which come from latin:: nona = 9 undeca = 11 And the rest of which are pretty much made up::

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