Definition of megabyte
: 1024 kilobytes or 1,048,576 bytes; also : one million bytes
Examples of megabyte in a Sentence
The CD has a storage capacity of 800 megabytes.
Recent Examples of megabyte from the Web
Customers get the first 100 megabytes of shared data free each month.
When thousands of ravenous customers all crash a website, even the smallest fraction of megabyte speed can make the difference.
When the pilot period ended, about 9,300 videos and 5.1 million megabytes of data were collected.
In total, investigators seized almost 10 million megabytes of data from McElfresh’s home and office.
Many gallons of ink (and megabytes of electronic text) have been devoted to explaining the surprise victory of Donald Trump.
Once every 53 days, Juno dips to a relatively low altitude of just 2,600 miles and makes a pass from north to south, recording six megabytes of data and imagery during the two-hour flight.
Fiber-optics, according to the Atherton Fiber website, could potentially hit a terabyte per second, as compared to copper’s cap at more or less 1.5 megabytes a second.
Up to that point and as the racing begins, 190 sensors on the boat will feedback information, the 2.4 tonnes emanating 16,000 megabytes of raw data per sailing session.
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Origin and Etymology of megabyte
from the fact that 1,048,576 (220) is the power of 2 closest to one million
First Known Use: 1965See Words from the same year
MEGABYTE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of megabyte for English Language Learners
computers : a unit of computer information equal to 1,048,576 bytes
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Definition of megabyte for Students
: a unit of computer information storage capacity equal to 1,048,576 bytes
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