zet·​ta·​byte | \ ˈze-tə-ˌbīt How to pronounce zettabyte (audio) \

Definition of zettabyte

: one sextillion bytes

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By the end of this year, the annual figure will have reached 2.7 zettabytes. Pm Editors, Popular Mechanics, "110 Predictions For the Next 110 Years," 10 Dec. 2012 By the end of 2016, global internet traffic reached 1.1 zettabytes per year, according to Cisco. Frank Baker, Alaska Dispatch News, "We have unleashed a torrent of words," 26 Sep. 2017 By 2019, global traffic is expected to hit 2 zettabytes per year. Frank Baker, Alaska Dispatch News, "We have unleashed a torrent of words," 26 Sep. 2017

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1993, in the meaning defined above

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