giga·​byte ˈji-gə-ˌbīt How to pronounce gigabyte (audio) ˈgi- How to pronounce gigabyte (audio)
: 1024 megabytes or 1,073,741,824 bytes
also : one billion bytes

Examples of gigabyte in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By default, on a PC with 256GB of storage, Recall can store a couple dozen gigabytes of data across three months of PC usage, a huge amount of personal data. Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica, 4 June 2024 Yildirim has promised extravagant subsidies and perks to Istanbul residents, from ten gigabytes of phone data to cheaper transport cards to cuts in fees for water, gas, and schools. Nate Schenkkan, Foreign Affairs, 21 June 2019 The Lightroom app takes up 1.5GB, half a gigabyte less than Lightroom Classic. PCMAG, 31 May 2024 Most consumer video editing software requires more than a gigabyte of storage these days. PCMAG, 16 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for gigabyte 

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Word History

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gigabyte was in 1975

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“Gigabyte.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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giga·​byte -ˌbīt How to pronounce gigabyte (audio)
: 1,073,741,824 bytes

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