Kilobyte meaning

kĭlə-bīt
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One thousand bytes.
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A unit of computer memory or data storage capacity equal to 1,024 (210 ) bytes.
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A unit of storage capacity in a computer system, equal to 1,024 (210) bytes.
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A unit of computer memory or data storage capacity equal to 1,024 (that is, 210 ) bytes.
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(loosely) One thousand bytes.
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One thousand bytes.
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(thousand bytes). For technical specifications, it refers to 1,024 bytes. In general usage, it typically refers to an even one thousand bytes (see kilo). Also KB, Kbyte and K-byte. See space/time.
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See kB.
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Equal to 1,024 (or 210) bytes.
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(computing) A unit of storage capacity, especially in RAM, equal to 1024 (210) bytes : a kibibyte.
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(computing, chiefly networking) 1000 (103) bytes.
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Origin of kilobyte

  • Coined in the 1960s, from kilo- (“thousand”) +‎ byte.

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