megabit

[meg-uh-bit]

Origin of megabit

First recorded in 1955–60; mega- + bit3
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British Dictionary definitions for megabit

megabit

noun computing
  1. one million bits
  2. 2 20 bits
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megabit in Science

megabit

[mĕgə-bĭt′]
  1. One million bits.
  2. 1,048,576 (that is, 220) bits. See Note at megabyte.
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