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kilobyte

[kil-uh-bahyt] /ˈkɪl əˌbaɪt/
noun, Computers.
1.
1024 (2 10) bytes.
2.
(loosely) 1000 bytes. Symbol: K, KB.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; kilo- + byte
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British Dictionary definitions for kilo byte

kilobyte

/ˈkɪləˌbaɪt/
noun
1.
(computing) 1024 bytes Abbreviation KB, kbyte See also kilo- (sense 2)
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Word Origin and History for kilo byte

kilobyte

n.

1970, from kilo- + byte.

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kilo byte in Science
kilobyte
  (kĭl'ə-bīt')   
  1. A unit of computer memory or data storage capacity equal to 1,024 (that is, 210) bytes.

  2. One thousand bytes. See Note at megabyte.


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