Understanding Scientific Terms/Numbers

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Greek vase Dionysos attica 520 bC.jpg Understanding Scientific Terminology
Greek and Latin Roots of Scientific Terms.
Lessons: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Lesson 4 - Numbers[edit | edit source]

English Latin Greek Examples (Latin) Examples (Greek)
one uni- mono- (only), heno- uniform, unicode monotheism, henotheism
two bi- di- bimetal, bisexuality diatomic molecule
three tri- trigonometry
four quadr-, quart- tetra- quadratic, quartic tetragon
five quint- pent- quintessence, quintic pentagon, pentagram
six sex- hex- sextic, sextant hexagon, hexagram
seven sept- hept- septuplets heptagon
eight oct- octagon
nine non- enne- enneagram
ten deci- decimal
many multi- pluri-, poly- multicellular pluripotent, polygamy, polygon
half semi- hemi- semicircle hemisphere
first primo- proto- primordial protium
second deutero- deuterium
thrid trito- tritium
last eschato- eschatology

root[edit | edit source]

-sect  : section, cut apart

How would you write the words with these meanings?

EXERCISE • Numbers • Write the word
  1. To cut something into three parts.
  2. Half of a circle. ( Use the Latin)
SOLUTION • Understanding Scientific Terms/Numbers • Write the word
  1. trisect
  2. semicircle