terabyte

[ ter-uh-bahyt ]
/ ˈtɛr əˌbaɪt /

noun Computers.

240 (1,099,511,627,776) bytes; 1024 gigabytes.
(loosely) 1012 or one trillion (1,000,000,000,000) bytes; 1000 gigabytes. Symbol: TB, TByte.

Nearby words

  1. ter borch,
  2. ter borch, gerard,
  3. ter-,
  4. ter.,
  5. tera-,
  6. teraflop,
  7. teraflops,
  8. teraglin,
  9. terah,
  10. terahertz

Origin of terabyte

First recorded in 1980–85; tera- + byte

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British Dictionary definitions for terabyte

terabyte

/ (ˈtɛrəˌbaɪt) /

noun

computing 10 12 or 2 40 bytes
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Word Origin and History for terabyte

terabyte

n.

by 1982, from tera- + byte.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Science definitions for terabyte

terabyte

[ tĕrə-bīt′ ]

A unit of computer memory or data storage capacity equal to 1,024 gigabytes (240 bytes).
One trillion bytes. See Note at megabyte.
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