mega·​bit | \ ˈme-gə-ˌbit How to pronounce megabit (audio) \

Definition of megabit

: one million bits

Examples of megabit in a Sentence

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, "Tight on cash, but want cool tech? Consider these five sub-$100 gadgets," 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, "Inside the issues an all-virtual NFL draft presents for the Dallas Cowboys and their preparation for them," 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, "Want to solve America’s problems? Start with broadband," 5 Mar. 2020 In short, speeds are usually measured in megabits per second, or Mbps. Patrick Lucas Austin, Time, "What Internet Speeds Should You Really Be Paying For? Here's How to Decide," 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, "5G is supposed to be the future. But here’s what it’s like today," 24 Jan. 2020 The average home broadband connection can pull down 93 megabits a second, according to the speed monitoring company Ookla., "The more significant changes have come from the ways we use our gadgets — and the ways they use us.," 31 Dec. 2019 The fiber is capable of transmission rates of 100 megabits per second or greater. Adrian Sainz, San Diego Union-Tribune, "1st of many federal broadband grants announced in Tennessee," 18 Oct. 2019 These days, speeds are measured in megabits per second. The Economist, "Drastic falls in cost are powering another computer revolution," 12 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of megabit

1956, in the meaning defined above

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“Megabit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of megabit

computers : one million bits

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