giga·​bit ˈji-gə-ˌbit How to pronounce gigabit (audio) ˈgi- How to pronounce gigabit (audio)
: one billion bits

Examples of gigabit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite its small stature, the Mac mini comes outfitted with two Thunderbolt 4 ports, two USB-A ports, an HDMI port, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, gigabit Ethernet, and a headphone jack. Stephanie Mlot, PCMAG, 16 May 2023 The main feature of the new specification is its ability to transmit data at up to 120 gigabits per second (Gbps) while simultaneously receiving data at up to 40 Gbps. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 12 Sep. 2023 Amazon has just announced that two of its prototype internet satellites equipped with infrared lasers transferred data at 100 gigabits per second over a distance of nearly 1000 kilometers. IEEE Spectrum, 18 Dec. 2023 The router also supports LAN aggregation that allows for two gigabit ports to act as a 2Gbps port. Umar Shakir, The Verge, 14 Mar. 2023 Current Xfinity Internet customers with gigabit speeds or those who are Diamond or Platinum Rewards members can get Peacock Premium for free. Sage Anderson, Rolling Stone, 24 Oct. 2023 The Eero 6+ is the company's most affordable gigabit system ever, capable of connecting up to 75 devices at once and extending to the 160 MHz radio channel for additional bandwidth. K. Thor Jensen, PCMAG, 11 July 2023 Another struck the primary mobile telecom provider for Liberia with about 500 gigabits a second of traffic, taking down much of the West African country’s connectivity. Andy Greenberg, WIRED, 14 Nov. 2023 The pigeon won against his super-fast gigabit fiber internet. Janice Kai Chen, Washington Post, 10 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gigabit was in 1970

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“Gigabit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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