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

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gigabyte (ˈɡɪɡəˌbaɪt, ˈɡaɪɡəˌbaɪt)
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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gigabyte definition

2^30 = 1,073,741,824 bytes = 1024 megabytes.
Roughly the amount of data required to encode a human gene sequence (including all the redundant codons).
See prefix.

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Example sentences
These convenient storage devices will hold up to one gigabyte of files, and that's a lot of holiday photos and mp3 files.
For comparison, the human genome is less than a gigabyte in size.
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