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petabyte

[pet-uh-bahyt]
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noun
  1. 250 bytes, or 1,024 terabytes.
  2. (loosely) 1015 or a million billion bytes. Symbol: PB
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Origin of petabyte

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British Dictionary definitions for petabyte

petabyte

noun
  1. computing 10 15 or 2 50 bytes
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petabyte

[pĕtə-bīt]
  1. A unit of computer memory or data storage capacity equal to 1,024 terabytes (250 bytes).
  2. One quadrillion bytes. See Note at megabyte.
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