terabyte

terabyte

[ter-uh-bahyt]
noun Computers.
1.
2 40 (1,099,511,627,776) bytes; 1024 gigabytes.
2.
(loosely) 10 12 or one trillion (1,000,000,000,000) bytes; 1000 gigabytes. Symbol: TB, TByte.

Origin:
1980–85; tera- + byte

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terabyte (ˈtɛrəˌbaɪt)
 
n
computing 1012 or 240 bytes

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terabyte   (těr'ə-bīt')  Pronunciation Key 
  1. A unit of computer memory or data storage capacity equal to 1,024 gigabytes (240 bytes).

  2. One trillion bytes. See Note at megabyte.


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terabyte definition

unit
(TB) 2^40 = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes = 1024 gigabytes or roughly 10^12 bytes.
(Note the spelling - one 'r'). See prefix.
(1995-09-29)

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