kilo-byte

kilobyte

[kil-uh-bahyt]
noun Computers.
1.
1024 (2 10 ) bytes.
2.
(loosely) 1000 bytes. Symbol: K, KB

Origin:
1965–70; kilo- + byte

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kilobyte (ˈkɪləˌbaɪt)
 
n
computing See also kilo- KB, Abbreviation: kbyte 1024 bytes

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kilobyte   (kĭl'ə-bīt')  Pronunciation Key 
  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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