petabyte

[ pet-uh-bahyt ]
/ ˈpɛt əˌbaɪt /

noun

250 bytes, or 1,024 terabytes.
(loosely) 1015 or a million billion bytes. Symbol: PB

Nearby words

  1. pet sitting,
  2. pet.,
  3. pet.e.,
  4. peta,
  5. peta-,
  6. petach tikva,
  7. petah tiqwa,
  8. petahertz,
  9. petal,
  10. petaliferous

Origin of petabyte


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British Dictionary definitions for petabyte

petabyte

/ (ˈpɛtəˌbaɪt) /

noun

computing 10 15 or 2 50 bytes
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Science definitions for petabyte

petabyte

[ pĕtə-bīt ]

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