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kilobit

[kil-uh-bit] /ˈkɪl əˌbɪt/
noun, Computers.
1.
1024 (2 10) bits.
2.
(loosely) 1000 bits. Symbol: Kb.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; kilo- + bit3
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British Dictionary definitions for kilobit

kilobit

/ˈkɪləˌbɪt/
noun (computing)
1.
(in general computer contexts, such as data transfer) 1000 bits
2.
(in data-storage contexts) 1024 bits
Abbreviation Kb, kb
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kilobit in Science
kilobit
  (kĭl'ə-bĭt')   
  1. One thousand bits.

  2. 1,024 (that is, 210) bits. See Note at megabyte.


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kilobit in Technology

unit
2^10 = 1024 bits of storage (1 Kb).
Compare kilobits per second.
(2002-03-23)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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