kilobits

kilobit

[kil-uh-bit]
noun Computers.
1.
1024 (2 10 ) bits.
2.
(loosely) 1000 bits. Symbol: Kb

Origin:
1960–65; kilo- + bit3

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kilobit (ˈkɪləˌbɪt)
 
n
1.  (in general computer contexts, such as data transfer) 1000 bits
2.  (in data-storage contexts) 1024 bits

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kilobit   (kĭl'ə-bĭt')  Pronunciation Key 
  1. One thousand bits.

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


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