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, a rare feminine form of Peter, mostly used in Australia.
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[SI] See quantifiers.
Peta is a unit prefix in the metric system denoting multiplication by 10¹⁵. It was adopted in the International System of Units in 1975, and has the symbol P. Peta is derived from the Greek πέντε, meaning "five". It denotes the fifth power of 1000. It is similar to the prefix penta, but without the letter n. Examples: 1 petametre = 10¹⁵ metres 1 petasecond = 10¹⁵ seconds 1 petabyte = 10¹⁵ bytes the mass–energy equivalence is 89.9 PJ/kg 1 light-year = 9.461 Pm
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