- a measure of storage capacity equal to 230 (1024) bytes.
Origin of gigabyte
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- computing one thousand and twenty-four megabytesSee also giga- (def. 2)
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Word Origin and History for gigabyte
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- 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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