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

Examples of terabyte in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There were so many overdubs, the album folder grew to half a terabyte. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 9 Sep. 2022 At the hearing, prosecutors turned over a terabyte of evidence. Shayna Jacobs, Anchorage Daily News, 8 July 2022 At the hearing, prosecutors turned over a terabyte of evidence. Shayna Jacobs, Washington Post, 8 July 2022 Those sensors generate more than a terabyte and a half of data each race weekend. Stephanie Cain, Fortune, 29 June 2022 Most laptop hard drives can range in memory from about half a terabyte to two terabytes. Kelli Smith, Dallas News, 23 Aug. 2021 Most laptop hard drives can range in memory from about half a terabyte to two terabytes. Kelli Smith, Dallas News, 23 Aug. 2021 Most laptop hard drives can range in memory from about half a terabyte to two terabytes. Kelli Smith, Dallas News, 23 Aug. 2021 Most laptop hard drives can range in memory from about half a terabyte to two terabytes. Kelli Smith, Dallas News, 23 Aug. 2021 See More

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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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17 Sep 2022

Cite this Entry

“Terabyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terabyte. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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