megabit

megabit

[meg-uh-bit]
noun Computers.
1.
2 20 (1,048,576) bits.
2.
(loosely) one million bits. Abbreviation: Mb

Origin:
1955–60; mega- + bit3

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megabit (ˈmɛɡəˌbɪt)
 
n
1.  one million bits
2.  220 bits

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megabit   (měg'ə-bĭt')  Pronunciation Key 
  1. One million bits.

  2. 1,048,576 (that is, 220) bits. See Note at megabyte.


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