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kilobyte

[ kil-uh-bahyt ]
/ ˈkɪl əˌbaɪt /
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noun Computers.

1024 (210) bytes.
(loosely) 1000 bytes. Symbol: K, KB

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Origin of kilobyte

First recorded in 1965–70; kilo- + byte
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British Dictionary definitions for kilobyte

kilobyte
/ (ˈkɪləˌbaɪt) /

noun

computing 1024 bytesAbbreviation: KB, kbyte See also kilo- (def. 2)
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Scientific definitions for kilobyte

kilobyte
[ kĭlə-bīt′ ]

A unit of computer memory or data storage capacity equal to 1,024 (that is, 210) bytes.
One thousand bytes. See Note at megabyte.
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