gigabyte

noun
giga·​byte | \ ˈji-gə-ˌbīt How to pronounce gigabyte (audio) , ˈgi- How to pronounce gigabyte (audio) \

Definition of gigabyte

: 1024 megabytes or 1,073,741,824 bytes also : one billion bytes

Examples of gigabyte in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Because Cubans pay large sums of money per gigabyte for internet access from Etecsa, the only provider, podcasts provide an attractive alternative to scrolling aimlessly on phones or laptops for hours. BostonGlobe.com, 18 Sep. 2021 Because Cubans pay large sums of money per gigabyte for internet access from Etecsa, the only provider, podcasts provide an attractive alternative to scrolling aimlessly on phones or laptops for hours. New York Times, 18 Sep. 2021 At an average of $6.44 for a gigabyte, sub-Saharan Africa has the highest price for mobile data, according to Cable.co.uk, a British broadband comparison website. Carlos Mureithi, Quartz, 30 June 2021 But this space crunch might not hinge on images at all, because Google’s 15 gigabyte limit for no-charge storage covers not just Google Photos but also Google Drive and Gmail. Rob Pegoraro, USA TODAY, 28 June 2021 The per-gigabyte cost is the highest in this guide. Scott Gilbertson, Wired, 9 July 2021 The Plus model with an extra gigabyte of RAM is also on sale for $110 ($70 off), and the new productivity bundle is $180 ($100 off). Scott Gilbertso, Wired, 22 June 2021 Northvolt has decided not to build a planned joint gigabyte factory - Northvolt Zwei – in Germany with VW, instead concentrating all its production for VW at Northvolt Ett. Heather Farmbrough, Forbes, 10 June 2021 Almost all of them are people with money and kids and years’ and sometimes decades’ worth of gigabyte-gobbling outtakes. Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, 22 Mar. 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'gigabyte.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of gigabyte

1975, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Buying Guide

Our team at The Usage has selected the best Wi-Fi routers of 2021.

Learn More About gigabyte

Time Traveler for gigabyte

Time Traveler

The first known use of gigabyte was in 1975

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near gigabyte

gigabit

gigabyte

gigacycle

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for gigabyte

Last Updated

21 Sep 2021

Cite this Entry

“Gigabyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gigabyte. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for gigabyte

gigabyte

noun

English Language Learners Definition of gigabyte

: a unit of computer information equal to 1,073,741,824 bytes

gigabyte

noun
giga·​byte | \ ˈji-gə-ˌbīt How to pronounce gigabyte (audio) , ˈgi- \

Kids Definition of gigabyte

: a unit of computer information storage capacity equal to 1,073,741,824 bytes

More from Merriam-Webster on gigabyte

Nglish: Translation of gigabyte for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of gigabyte for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!