[ gig-uh-bahyt, jig- ]
/ ˈgɪg əˌbaɪt, ˈdʒɪg- /
a measure of storage capacity equal to 230 (1024) bytes.
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Example sentences from the Web for gigabyte
Users also require the bandwidth and patience to download large files (Flames of War is nearly a gigabyte).
Behold, the Gigabyte Age: A gigabyte is the speed at which the human eye processes data to the brain, making life look seamless.Safe Nukes, Aussie Broadband, and Other Visions From the Future|John Avlon|May 29, 2009|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for gigabyte
/ (ˈɡɪɡəˌbaɪt, ˈɡaɪɡəˌbaɪt) /
computing one thousand and twenty-four megabytesSee also giga- (def. 2)
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Scientific definitions for gigabyte
[ gĭg′ə-bīt′ ]
A unit of computer memory or data storage capacity equal to 1,024 megabytes (230 bytes).
One billion bytes. See Note at megabyte.
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