megabyte

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noun mega·byte \ -ˌbīt \

Definition of megabyte

: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.

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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


MEGABYTE Defined for English Language Learners

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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

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


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