# Giga meaning

One billion (10

^{9}).Gigahertz.

prefix

1,073,741,824 (2

^{30}).Gigabyte.

prefix

One billion; the factor 10

^{9}*Gigaton.*

affix

A prefix that means.

One billion (10

^{9}), as in*gigahertz,*one billion hertz.
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2

^{30}(that is, 1,073,741,824), which is the power of 2 closest to a billion, as in*gigabyte.***(1)**Billion (10 to the 9th power). Abbreviated "G," it is a prefix for capacities and speeds (gigabits, gigabytes, gigahertz, etc.). Giga may refer to 1,000,000,000 or 1,073,741,824, the latter based on the binary system (see NIST binary). See GB, gig, binary values and space/time.

(computing) Multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 2

^{30}or 1,073,741,824prefix

In the International System of Units and other metric systems of units, multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 10

^{9}. Symbol: G.prefix

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