mega·​bit ˈme-gə-ˌbit How to pronounce megabit (audio)
: one million bits

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This dual-band product (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) is ideal for spreading your Wi-Fi (up to 750 megabits per second) to the basement, upstairs, or outdoor areas. Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, 16 May 2020 How many megabits per second (Mbps) does head coach Mike McCarthy have on his internet plan at his apartment near The Star? David Moore, Dallas News, 18 Apr. 2020 Nearly three out of four people in the U.S. are served by a broadband monopoly or duopoly offering Internet download speeds of 100 megabits per second and upload speeds of 10 Mbps. Adrianne Benton Furniss, Fortune, 5 Mar. 2020 In short, speeds are usually measured in megabits per second, or Mbps. Patrick Lucas Austin, Time, 21 Feb. 2020 In my local Boston suburb, T-Mobile was an average of 130 megabits per second outside compared with 107 megabits at a local cafe. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, 24 Jan. 2020 The average home broadband connection can pull down 93 megabits a second, according to the speed monitoring company Ookla., 31 Dec. 2019 The fiber is capable of transmission rates of 100 megabits per second or greater. Adrian Sainz, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Oct. 2019 These days, speeds are measured in megabits per second. The Economist, 12 Sep. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of megabit was in 1956

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“Megabit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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mega·​bit ˈmeg-ə-ˌbit How to pronounce megabit (audio)
: one million bits
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