terabyte

noun

tera·​byte ˈter-ə-ˌbīt How to pronounce terabyte (audio)
: 1024 gigabytes or 1,099,511,627,776 bytes
also : one trillion bytes

Example Sentences

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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Word History

Etymology

tera- + byte

First Known Use

1984, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of terabyte was in 1984

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Cite this Entry

“Terabyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terabyte. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

terabyte

noun

tera·​byte ˈter-ə-ˌbīt How to pronounce terabyte (audio)
: 1024 gigabytes
also : one trillion bytes
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