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Cog·i·ta·tion [koj-i-tey'-shun] – noun: Concerted
reflection; meditation; contemplation.
Kirt [kert] – proper noun: RF Cafe webmaster.
Really Big and Really Small
Peta, exa, zetta and yotta: Those are the numerical prefixes for 1015, 1018, 1021 and 1024, respectively. Their reciprocals are femto, atto, zepto and yocto, at 10-15, 10-18, 10-21 and 10-24, respectively.