megabyte

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noun mega·byte \-ˌbīt\

Definition of megabyte

  1. :  1024 kilobytes or 1,048,576 bytes; also :  one million bytes

Examples of megabyte in a Sentence

  1. The CD has a storage capacity of 800 megabytes.

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: 1965


MEGABYTE Defined for English Language Learners

megabyte

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noun mega·byte \-ˌbīt\

Definition of megabyte for English Language Learners

  • computers : a unit of computer information equal to 1,048,576 bytes


MEGABYTE Defined for Kids

megabyte

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noun mega·byte \ˈme-gə-ˌbīt\

Definition of megabyte for Students

  1. :  a unit of computer information storage capacity equal to 1,048,576 bytes



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