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 One of the favorites from my recent reviews includes the 128 gigabyte, 10.1 inch Lenovo Chromebook Duet ($300). Jennifer Jolly, USA TODAY, "Back-to-school shopping 2020: 5 tips to get ready whether at home or in the classroom," 1 Sep. 2020 Google Fi: Google charges you $20 per line and $10 per gigabyte (that includes unlimited talk and text). Julian Chokkattu, Wired, "How to Suspend Your Phone Service to Save Money," 24 June 2020 This offer is good on the 10.2-inch version, which comes with a 128 gigabyte (GB) build-in. Shayna Murphy, USA TODAY, "The best tablet we've ever tested is back down to its lowest price," 18 June 2020 This may mean that monthly broadband consumption of as much as 600 gigabytes, about 35% higher than before, according to Bloomberg Intelligence. Rachel Morison / Bloomberg, Time, "Electricity Data May Reveal How Coronavirus Lockdowns Affect Our Daily Routine," 23 Apr. 2020 Cell service is limited, and the Internet is slow and paid for by the gigabyte. Caroline Lester, The New Yorker, "Will the Coronavirus Spare the World’s Most Remote Places?," 17 Apr. 2020 The 8 Pro runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 CPU with 8 or 12 gigabytes of RAM and 128 or 256 Gb of onboard storage. Jim Rossman, Dallas News, "OnePlus 8 Pro is every bit a flagship phone," 16 Apr. 2020 The cyberattack on Germany’s Bundestag, the lower house of Parliament, took place in May 2015, siphoning off an estimated 16 gigabytes of data and paralyzing the entire network for several days. Katrin Bennhold, New York Times, "Merkel Is ‘Outraged’ by Russian Hack but Struggling to Respond," 13 May 2020 Outside these regions, KDDI will carry the traffic and data usage will be capped at 2 gigabytes. Pavel Alpeyev,, "Rakuten Unveils Aggressive Mobile Pricing in Japan," 7 May 2020

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First Known Use of gigabyte

1975, in the meaning defined above

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“Gigabyte.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of gigabyte

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


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

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