terabyte

noun
tera·​byte | \ ˈter-ə-ˌbīt How to pronounce terabyte (audio) \

Definition of terabyte

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

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Computed by 172 models crunching 400 terabytes of data—33 times the amount Twitter stores every 24 hours—most of TWC’S 25bn daily forecasts now feed directly into customers’ computer systems. The Economist, "The future of insurance is happening without insurance firms," 20 July 2019 At a time when tech giants face growing distrust, Estonia is entrusting terabytes of information on its citizens to an ally in the hope of improving the security of its crucial government systems. NBC News, "Data security meets diplomacy: Why Estonia is storing its data in Luxembourg," 25 June 2019 In total, the team analyzed 1 petabyte worth of data and compiled 219 terabytes worth of data. Fox News, "No signs of alien life in closest 1,300 stars, study says: 'We are left with zero candidates'," 20 June 2019 Prosecutors initially said 50 terabytes had been found, though Hur said that estimate had been revised significantly downward. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Ex-NSA contractor from Glen Burnie sentenced to 9 years for stolen documents," 19 July 2019 About 16 terabytes of information were effectively locked, said Joseph Helfenberger, the city manager. Frances Robles, New York Times, "A City Paid a Hefty Ransom to Hackers. But Its Pains Are Far From Over.," 7 July 2019 The drives are available in various capacities of 500 gigabytes to 5 terabytes and in four colors. Dallas News, "Gadget roundup: Speakers that can live outdoors and more," 4 July 2019 Scientists expect 15 terabytes of sequence and other data by completion. Quanta Magazine, "Our Bodies, Our Data," 7 Oct. 2013 About 16 terabytes of information were effectively locked, said Joseph Helfenberger, the city manager. Frances Robles, New York Times, "A City Paid a Hefty Ransom to Hackers. But Its Pains Are Far From Over.," 7 July 2019

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First Known Use of terabyte

1984, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for terabyte

tera- + byte

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