gigabytes

gigabyte

[gig-uh-bahyt, jig-]
noun Computers.
a measure of storage capacity equal to 2 30 (1024) bytes.

Origin:
giga- + byte

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gigabyte (ˈɡɪɡəˌbaɪt, ˈɡaɪɡəˌbaɪt)
 
n
computing See also giga- one thousand and twenty-four megabytes

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gigabyte   (gĭg'ə-bīt')  Pronunciation Key 
  1. A unit of computer memory or data storage capacity equal to 1,024 megabytes (230 bytes).

  2. One billion bytes. See Note at megabyte.


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