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gigabyte

[gig-uh-bahyt, jig-] /ˈgɪg əˌbaɪt, ˈdʒɪg-/
noun, Computers.
1.
a measure of storage capacity equal to 2 30 (1024) bytes.
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gigabyte

/ˈɡɪɡəˌbaɪt; ˈɡaɪɡəˌbaɪt/
noun
1.
(computing) one thousand and twenty-four megabytes See also giga- (sense 2)
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gigabyte

n.

1982, from giga- + byte.

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gigabyte
  (gĭg'ə-bīt')   
  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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