Definition of Gigabyte

1. Noun. A unit of information equal to 1000 megabytes or 10^9 (1,000,000,000) bytes.

Exact synonyms: G, Gb
Generic synonyms: Computer Memory Unit
Terms within: M, Mb, Megabyte
Group relationships: Tb, Terabyte



2. Noun. A unit of information equal to 1024 mebibytes or 2^30 (1,073,741,824) bytes.
Exact synonyms: G, Gb, Gib, Gibibyte
Generic synonyms: Computer Memory Unit
Terms within: M, Mb, Mebibyte, Megabyte, Mib
Group relationships: Tb, Tebibyte, Terabyte, Tib

Definition of Gigabyte

1. Noun. (context: SI) 109, one billion (1,000,000,000) bytes, as opposed to a gibibyte. SI symbol: GB ¹

2. Noun. (context: computing colloquial) Imprecisely, a gibibyte or 10243 (1,073,741,824) bytes. SI symbol: GiB, computing symbol: GB. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gigabyte

1. 1,073,741,824 bytes [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gigabyte

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gigabyte (current term)
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gigacycle
gigacycle per second
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gigaelectron volt
gigaelectron volts
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Literary usage of Gigabyte

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1. First Text Retrieval Conference (Trec-1): Proceedings by D. K. Harman (1993)
"... on a gigabyte of Text Alan Kent Alistair Moffat Ron Sacks-Davis Ross Wilkinson Justin Zobel Collaborative Information Technology Research Institute ..."

2. Information Superhighway: Issues Affecting Development by Kenneth M. Mead (1994)
"The precise meaning often varies with the context; strictly, a gigabyte is 1 billion ... Therefore, a gigabyte can also be either 1000 megabytes or 1024 ..."

3. Information Superhighway: An Overview of Technology Challenges by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"Therefore, a gigabyte can also be either 1000 megabytes or 1024 megabytes, where a megabyte is considered to be 1048576 bytes. ..."

4. Overview of the Third Text Retrieval Conference (Trec-3)edited by D. K. Harmon edited by D. K. Harmon (1996)
"Machine Information - Was the Machine Dedicated or Shared: Dedicated - Amount of Hard Disk Storage (in MB): approximately half a gigabyte used on a 2 ..."

5. Measurements for Competitiveness in Electronics (1994)
"However, data in the 100- gigabyte or higher range on optical disks would require the use of automatic cartridge handlers that would give delays of several ..."

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