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.
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
Definition of megabyte for English Language Learners
computers : a unit of computer information equal to 1,048,576 bytes
MEGABYTE Defined for Kids
Definition of megabyte for Students
: a unit of computer information storage capacity equal to 1,048,576 bytes
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