gigabit

[gig-uh-bit, jig-]
noun Computers.
a measure of storage capacity and data transfer equal to 1 billion (10 9 ) bits.

Origin:
1965–70; giga- + bit3

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gigabit (ˈɡɪɡəˌbɪt, ˈɡaɪɡəˌbɪt)
 
n
computing one million bits

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gigabit   (gĭg'ə-bĭt')  Pronunciation Key 
  1. One billion bits.

  2. 1,073,741,824 (that is, 230) bits. See Note at megabyte.


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gigabit definition

unit
2^30 bits, 1,073,741,824 bits.
See prefix.
(1995-11-12)

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