tera·​byte | \ˈter-ə-ˌbīt \

Definition of terabyte 

: 1024 gigabytes or 1,099,511,627,776 bytes also : one trillion bytes

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Azure will capture and store the terabytes of data Chevron generates around the globe in everything from underwater oil exploration to refineries, allowing it to be analyzed in real time, said Bill Braun, Chevron’s chief information officer. Christopher M. Matthews, WSJ, "Silicon Valley to Big Oil: We Can Manage Your Data Better Than You," 24 July 2018 An expansion slot allows an additional five terabytes of storage. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Meet Helm, the startup taking on Gmail with a server that runs in your home," 17 Oct. 2018 Ushr makes the Super Cruise system’s maps—terabytes of map data boiled down to a few hundred megabytes of relevant route information. Christopher Mims, WSJ, "The Key to Autonomous Driving? An Impossibly Perfect Map," 11 Oct. 2018 This is a standard black PS4 Slim with 1 terabyte of storage and a copy of Star Wars Battlefront II included. Jeffrey Van Camp, WIRED, "We Dug Up the Best PS4 Console Bundles and Deals," 4 Apr. 2018 The associated communication volumes could bring the internet to a halt, as millions of users exchanged files on the order of magnitude of a terabyte. Lucinda Shen, Fortune, "Bitcoin Could 'Bring the Internet to a Halt,' Says Banking Oversight Firm. Here's Why," 18 June 2018 Beek said his company plans to charge $5,000 a month to store three terabytes of data. Hiawatha Bray, BostonGlobe.com, "Data storage beyond the clouds: Wasabi promises a super-secure system in space," 19 Mar. 2018 The drive is also supposes to last for up to 500 terabytes worth of information written before failure. Ian Paul, PCWorld, "Speed up your PC with one of our favorite SSDs for only $120 on sale," 2 May 2018 And there’s no shortage: a Boeing 787 generates half a terabyte of information per flight, said JJ DeGiovanni, a managing director with United’s corporate safety team. Lauren Zumbach, chicagotribune.com, "From birthday wishes for passengers to tracking baggage handler injuries, airlines tap big data to try to improve operations," 12 July 2018

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1984, in the meaning defined above

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