Understanding Scientific Terms/Numbers

From Wikibooks, open books for an open world
Jump to navigation Jump to search
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]

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]

-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